http://www.mindhacks.com/blog/2008/0...e_of_medi.html

April 23, 2008
Neuroscience of meditation and attention:

This month's Trends in Cognitive Sciences has a fantastic review article on the neuroscience of meditation - focusing on how the contemplative practice alters and sharpens the brain's attention systems.

The full article is available online as a pdf, and discusses what cognitive science studies have told us about the short and long-term impact of meditation on the mind and brain.
http://brainimaging.waisman.wisc.edu..._tics_2008.pdf