Smart people think faster

April 6, 2009

I just read this story from NPR that smart people really do think faster. What strikes me is that a great follow-up to this story will be seeing what people can do to make their given brains smarter tomorrow than they are today. The article mentions “brain exercise”, so I’ve got to think there will be some good studies here.

This makes me wonder, if I spend a lot of time meditating, is that making my brain faster or slower? I think meditation and awareness do wonders for my brain, and I believe they make me wiser, but I don’t know that wiser is the same as smarter or faster.

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