Here's an article I'd like to call to your attention:
Simple Meditation Helps Students Concentrate
This research, by the way, has really been in the meditation news a lot the past few days. Here's a little excerpt from the article:
Simple meditation techniques, backed up with modern scientific knowledge of the brain, are helping kids hard-wire themselves to be able to better pay attention and become kinder, says neuroscientist Richard Davidson.Remember: we don't have to be students to benefit in this way.
“A simple anchor like one’s breath is a centuries-old meditation technique, but it turns out to have some very beneficial qualities in terms of changes in both the brain and behaviour,” he said.