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What meditation does to your brain and why they say it is more effective for concentration than any stimulant


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For centuries, people have searched for ways to boost their intelligence, concentration, and creativity through nootropics, also known as memory boosters or cognitive enhancers.

In fact, if you’re drinking coffee right now, you’re consuming a form of nootropic – caffeine is a stimulant and famous for its ability to wake up.

But so-called “smart drugs” or “smart drugs” – although not necessarily drugs – have been gaining popularity: there is now a large market for drugs. over-the-counter supplements that claim (with very little scientific evidence) to improve concentration and memory.

Some people go even further and seek prescription stimulants, such as modafinil, in an attempt to improve performance at work or studies.


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