Meditation Bob McDonald

CBC Quirks & Quarks host Bob McDonald tries out meditation (CBC Quirks & Quarks)

Mindfulness is everywhere these days. From pro-sports to Silicon Valley to schools and businesses across the country.

Some claim that the meditation practice can fix everything from your immune system to post-traumatic stress.

Is mindfulness all it's cracked up to be?

We test the science behind those claims on Quirks and Quarks: Jan. 14.

Follow Bob McDonald as he tries out the Headspace meditation's app 10-day introductory session.


  • A guided meditation app 
  • More than five million users, according to the company
  • Founded by Andy Puddicombe and Rich Pierson

Bob's brain waves are measured in a lab setting during cognitive tests. You'll hear the results from Olav Krigolson, a neuroscientist at the University of Victoria.

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