Brief body-scan meditation practice improves somatosensory perceptual decision making.

@article{Mirams2013BriefBM,
  title={Brief body-scan meditation practice improves somatosensory perceptual decision making.},
  author={Laura Mirams and Ellen Poliakoff and Richard J. Brown and Donna M Lloyd},
  journal={Consciousness and cognition},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={348-59}
}
We have previously found that attention to internal somatic sensations (interoceptive attention) during a heart beat perception task increases the misperception of external touch on a somatic signal detection task (SSDT), during which healthy participants erroneously report feeling near-threshold vibrations presented to their fingertip in the absence of a stimulus. However, it has been suggested that mindful interoceptive attention should result in more accurate somatic perception, due to its… CONTINUE READING
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