26 JUN 2012 by ideonexus

 Meditators Can Switch Mental Processes More Quickly

In the current study, we tested the hypothesis that the habitual practice of being heedful to distraction from spontaneous thoughts during meditation renders regular meditators, as compared to control subjects, more able to voluntarily contain the automatic cascade of conceptual associations triggered by semantic stimuli. To this purpose, we adapted a simple lexical decision task [11] that required the subjects to decide whether the visually presented stimuli were real English words or string...
Folksonomies: meditation
Folksonomies: meditation
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In an experiment where they are flashed words and non words at random during meditation and tasked to categorize which they are seeing.