Thank you for starting this thread.. Yes, meditation has been scientifically proven to enhance memory, reduce stress and anxiety among so many other benefits. Just google n the list is endless The best part is you don't have to sit for an hour to see tangible changes..even 10 minutes twice a day is good enough. I have been practising since some time and i find becoming aware of the breath the easiest method. You could also try online guided meditations or meditating listening to nature sounds. Since we are in a career where we encounter suffering around us daily, its important to be emotionally and mentally healthy so that we remain calm and are able to spread goodness in our little way. Meditation can be whatever you want it to be for you..productivity enhancer, gateway to your real self..whatever you choose to see it as. The important thing is trying to stick to it without thinking too much about the outcome. You ask what is the aim of meditation.. I think its peace and getting closer to the reality beyond all these illusions..