The effort of meditation: Cardiac pre-ejection period during first session of focused-attention and open-monitoring meditation

Maarten Immink, Marije Stolte, Dan T. Scheepers, E. Sjak-Shie, Henk van Steenbergen, Lorenza Colzato, Bernhard Hommel

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Abstract

Focused-attention (FA) and open-monitoring (OM) meditation techniques differ with respect to top-down control of attention. In FA states, where attention is focused on target stimuli, increased top-down control narrows attention aperture. In contrast, OM states associated with monitoring awareness weaken top-down control to broaden attention. Despite support for this perspective, cognitive effort involved in FA and OM is not well understood and previous work has only assessed self-reported meditation effort.
Original languageEnglish
Article number36
Pages (from-to)s83-s83
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Psychophysiology
Volume131
Issue numberSupplement
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event19th World Congress of Psychophysiology: International Organization of Psychophysiology (IOP) - Lucca, Italy
Duration: 4 Sep 20188 Sep 2018
https://iopworld.wildapricot.org/IOP2018

Keywords

  • mindfulness meditation
  • cognitive control
  • cardiac activity
  • psychophysiology
  • impedance cardiography

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