Meditation is more than a stress reducer—it can physically change your brain

From Quartz.

In episode four of our video series Exceptional Humans, we go to Boston to see how the Morgans have reorganized their lives around mindfulness, and to meet with Lazar for a first-hand account of where her research is headed.

We also travel to Santa Monica to visit Dr. Megan Jones-Bell, chief science officer of mindfulness app Headspace, which claims nearly 60 million members worldwide, to learn how a short, daily mindfulness practice can affect us.

This story was originally published on November 27, 2019.

Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy:

Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of the important and the interesting. Visit us at to read more.