Prior Meditation Practice Modulates Performance and Strategy Use in Convergent- and Divergent-Thinking Problems

@inproceedings{Colzato2017PriorMP,
  title={Prior Meditation Practice Modulates Performance and Strategy Use in Convergent- and Divergent-Thinking Problems},
  author={Lorenza S. Colzato and Ayca Szapora and Dominique Patrick Lippelt and Bernhard Hommel},
  year={2017}
}
Scientific interest in meditation has significantly grown in the past years; however, so far, science has neglected the idea that different type of meditations may drive specific cognitivecontrol states. It has been showed that focused attention (FA) and open monitoring (OM) meditation exert specific effect on creativity, OM meditation induces a control state that promotes divergent thinking, a style of thinking that allows many new ideas to be generated; while FA meditation does not sustain… CONTINUE READING
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