Buddhist Monks have known for centuries about the amazing benefits of meditation techniques. They know how it improves brain function, and clarity as well as sharpening the memory, and they know there is a long list of physical benefits as well. And now science is finally catching up!
Studying the brain and how it functions during meditation will have many applications. Doctors have discovered that Buddhist Monks who meditate all the time are stimulating both sides of their brain simultaneously. This is not the case for non-meditating subjects.