Periodicals>Journal Article:  Greenberg, Reiner, Meiran , "Mind the Trap": Mindfulness Practice Reduces Cognitive Rigidity, PLoS ONE, Retrieved on 2012-06-26
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    26 JUN 2012

     Survey of Studies on the Benefits of Meditation

    ...there has been a growing body of research over the last years examining various cognitive abilities related to mindfulness, most of which focusing on various measures of attention and memory... Although some studies did not find differences between meditators and non-meditators in rigidity related tasks (e.g [47], [48]), others have found that meditators exhibit decreased Stroop interference [49], [50](in a Zen meditation sample). The Stroop task requires participants to name the ink color...
    Folksonomies: meditation
    Folksonomies: meditation
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    Decreased Stroop interference, superior visual perspective switching, superior verbal fluency, improved category production tasking, and reduced rumination.

    26 JUN 2012

     Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Cognitive Rigidity

    Two experiments examined the relation between mindfulness practice and cognitive rigidity by using a variation of the Einstellung water jar task. Participants were required to use three hypothetical jars to obtain a specific amount of water. Initial problems were solvable by the same complex formula, but in later problems (“critical” or “trap” problems) solving was possible by an additional much simpler formula. A rigidity score was compiled through perseverance of the complex formula...
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    Demonstrated using tests with "traps" that can only be overcome with novel thinking.

    26 JUN 2012

     Cognitive Rigidity

    Experience may blind us from recognizing obvious solutions to problems. Research shows that physicians and health care professionals are likely to overlook the correct diagnosis in cases which do not match their experience [1]. Similar findings have been reported concerning difficulties in reframing clinical situations as experienced by healthcare professionals [2], [3], and difficulties of managers and decision makers in replacing existing procedures with new, improved and simpler ones [4]. ...
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    When experience blinds us to possibilities it hurts our professional abilities and can even lead to cognitive pathologies.