Mindfulness is popular but does it actually do anything?
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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