The Internet is probably destroying our attention spans and working memories, but companies still want employees who are able to “focus.” Also, even though they are pretty minimally predictive of professional success, academic admissions departments still seem to love standardized test scores.
Researchers at University of California at Santa Barbara had 48 undergraduate students take either a mindfulness class or a nutrition class. Classes met for 45 minutes four times per week for two weeks. They were taught by “professionals with extensive teaching experience in their respective fields.
Read the whole story: The Atlantic