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The Effect of Longitudinal Short-Meditation Interventions on the Cognitive Alerting Network

cox, zaffie, Sharma, Dinkar (2016) The Effect of Longitudinal Short-Meditation Interventions on the Cognitive Alerting Network. In: Second International Conference on Mindfulness (ICM-2), May 11-15, 2016, Rome, Italy. (Unpublished) (KAR id:56833)

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Abstract

Introduction

We used a longitudinal design (1 pre-test session, 8 sessions x 8 minutes over 4 weeks) which was completed by 57 undergraduate novices. Each session, other than the pre-test session, contained an intervention (body scan meditation vs. mindful colouring vs. video watching) followed by an Attention Network Test (ANT), as well as mood and mindfulness state questionnaires.

Results

Results suggest that even short mindfulness interventions can positively impact individuals’ abilities to maintain higher levels of attentional alertness and vigilance in certain tasks. However, the duration of these effects remains unclear.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Poster)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Depositing User: Dinkar Sharma
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2016 15:57 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/56833 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Sharma, Dinkar: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0082-1285
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