Neuroscientists at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf have found a useful application for our own decision making, helping us to overcome the lure of instant gratification.
Brief 4-day mindfulness meditation has been found to improve not only emotional regulation and stress reduction, but also cognitive efficiency and working memory.
Various studies have looked at the relationship between creativity and intelligence. Fluid intelligence is defined as the ability to problem solve in novel situations, and creativity involves novelty, so intuitively there is a link.
Dreaming improves creative problem solving and fluid intelligence type problem solving.
Detailed instructions on how to practice mindfulness meditation. A technical primer.
Recent studies show positive effects of mindfulness meditation on both working memory capacity & our ability to manage our emotions under stress: on our emotional intelligence.