Examining the protective effects of mindfulness training on working memory capacity and affective experience.

@article{Jha2010ExaminingTP,
  title={Examining the protective effects of mindfulness training on working memory capacity and affective experience.},
  author={A. Jha and Elizabeth A. Stanley and Anastasia Kiyonaga and L. Wong and L. Gelfand},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={
          54-64
        }
}
We investigated the impact of mindfulness training (MT) on working memory capacity (WMC) and affective experience. WMC is used in managing cognitive demands and regulating emotions. Yet, persistent and intensive demands, such as those experienced during high-stress intervals, may deplete WMC and lead to cognitive failures and emotional disturbances. We hypothesized that MT may mitigate these deleterious effects by bolstering WMC. We recruited 2 military cohorts during the high-stress… Expand
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