This neuroscientist has coined the term “The Sanskrit effect.” He writes that memorising Vedic mantras increases the size of brain regions associated with cognitive function such as memory (both short-term and long-term). He writes in his report that Indian tradition holds that rigorously memorising and reciting mantras enhances memory and thinking. (Incidentally, several years ago, a scientist claimed that listening to the music of the European composer Mozart helps in memory and smartness and termed this the “Mozart Effect”. The Mozart effect did not last long). Just as physical exercise helps our brawn, mental exercise helps our brain.
Source: The Hindu January 13, 2018 12:56 UTC