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Improved Perception and Memory

College students instructed in Transcendental Meditation displayed significant improvements in performance over a 2-week period on a perceptual and short-term memory test involving the identification of familiar letter sequences presented rapidly. They were compared with subjects randomly assigned to a routine of twice- daily rest with eyes closed, and with subjects who made no change in their daily routine.

Meditation and flexibility of visual perception and verbal problem solving, Memory and Cognition 10: 207­215, 1982.