Meditation, Restoration, and the Management of Mental Fatigue

  title={Meditation, Restoration, and the Management of Mental Fatigue},
  author={Stephen Kaplan},
  journal={Environment and Behavior},
  pages={480 - 506}
  • S. Kaplan
  • Published 1 July 2001
  • Psychology
  • Environment and Behavior
An analysis of the underlying similarities between the Eastern meditation tradition and attention restoration theory (ART) provides a basis for an expanded framework for studying directed attention. The focus of the analysis is the active role the individual can play in the preservation and recovery of the directed attention capacity. Two complementary strategies are presented that can help individuals more effectively manage their attentional resource. One strategy involves avoiding… 

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