A calm mind could lead to a longer life, research suggests.
A study has shown for the first time that excessive electrical activity in the brain is associated with shorter life spans. The research, from Harvard Medical School, indicated that reducing this activity could prolong life.
The findings raised the possibility that certain behaviours, such as meditation, could help to slow human ageing, the medical school said.
The research focused on the constant flicker of electrical currents and transmissions that occur in the brain. This so-called “neural excitation” is the means by which nerve cells communicate. Our brains do not all flicker with the same intensity, however, and a study published yesterday in the journal Nature suggests that those of us who live very long…