Neural mechanisms of attentional control in mindfulness meditation

By | February 7, 2013

Published a few days ago:

In this focused review article I consider three main points: First, I present the general framework or skeleton (the Liverpool Mindfulness Model) my group uses as guidance for our meditation/mindfulness work . Second, I present a model that summarises the basic principles of a simple mindful breathing meditation, considering the levels of subjective/phenomenological experience of the meditator during the practice, the cognitive processes we assume are involved during the different subjective experiences and also which brain networks are likely to subserve these different cognitive processes. Finally, and on the basis of the background presented first, I discuss the relevance of our recent findings of the influence of mindfulness meditation on attentional control mechanisms and consider some wider implications of this.

More about this in later posts … until then read for yourself. The article is open access.

Malinowski, P. (2013). Neural mechanisms of attentional control in mindfulness meditation. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 7, 8. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2013.00008

© 2013, Peter Malinowski. All rights reserved.

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