From the University of Seville on February 8, 2018:
“A group of University of Seville researchers has shown that the practice of mindfulness increases the capacity to solve computer-engineering problems. The authors of the study have used data to back the benefits of a technique that is now used in school and universities, as well as in tech companies like Google and Intel.
Mindfulness is rooted in being fully aware. One of the methods for achieving this state of awareness in your daily life is meditation, which is referred to as formal mindfulness. This consists of taking time out to be still in a calm place and total silence. During this time, the objective is to think about one thing. Typically, this is your breathing.”