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Why our brains age - and how to slow the aging process
by Linda Egenes

Enlightenment - The Transcendental Meditation Magazine    Translate This Article
11 May 2016

The Excellence In Action page of Global Good News is featuring an interview by Enlightenment magazine of Alarik Arenander, Ph.D., Director of Iowa's Brain Research Institute. An expert in the neurobiology of brain development, and mind-body health, he has conducted pioneering research at the University of California at Los Angeles, Penn State University at Hershey, University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Maharishi University of Management in Iowa.*

Enjoy the full interview on the Excellence in Action page.

When asked about stress being a factor in aging, Dr. Arenander said, ''Stress is a factor in aging and definitely impacts in a negative way the brain's main control unit, the prefrontal cortex. And as we know, Transcendental Meditation has been shown to reduce stress better than any other stress-reduction technique available, in part by creating remarkably high levels of brain coherence in this region and across the whole brain . . . that's why I recommend that individuals who wish to optimize the aging process begin to meditate. Decades of research on the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique indicate that every risk factor, perhaps even the main risk factor of age itself, can be positively influenced by the practice of this simple, enjoyable meditation.''

Visit Dr. Arenander's web site,

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*Maharishi University of Management (MUM) is a private, accredited university featuring Consciousness-Based Education, designed to develop the student's total potential. The curriculum offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in the arts, sciences, humanities, and business, but also integrates self-development programs. All students, faculty, and staff practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique, which develops integrated brain functioning, promotes wellness, and enhances learning ability and academic performance. Other innovations include taking one course for 3-1/2 weeks with a three-day break between each course, and organic vegetarian meals. Visitors Weekends are held throughout the year. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 800-369-6480 [toll-free in US; outside US call: 1 641-472-1110] or visit

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