Mindfulness Could Improve College Students’ Testing Ability, Study Finds

The Huffington Post:

As if the stress-relieving, healthifying effects of mindfulness weren’t enough, a new study shows it could actually help students perform better on tests by boosting their memory and reading comprehension skills.

The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, shows that mindfulness training could help college students do better on the verbal reasoning part of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination, an admissions test commonly used for graduate school).

“Our results suggest that cultivating mindfulness is an effective and efficient technique for improving cognitive function, with widereaching consequences,” the researchers, from the University of California, Santa Barbara, wrote in the study.

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