A single bout of meditation biases cognitive control but not attentional focusing: Evidence from the global-local task.

@article{Colzato2016ASB,
  title={A single bout of meditation biases cognitive control but not attentional focusing: Evidence from the global-local task.},
  author={Lorenza S. Colzato and Pauline van der Wel and Roberta Sellaro and Bernhard Hommel},
  journal={Consciousness and cognition},
  year={2016},
  volume={39},
  pages={1-7}
}
Recent studies show that a single bout of meditation can impact information processing. We were interested to see whether this impact extends to attentional focusing and the top-down control over irrelevant information. Healthy adults underwent brief single bouts of either focused attention meditation (FAM), which is assumed to increase top-down control, or open monitoring meditation (OMM), which is assumed to weaken top-down control, before performing a global-local task. While the size of the… CONTINUE READING
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