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Preliminary evidence about the effects of meditation on interoceptive sensitivity and social cognition

Overview of attention for article published in Behavioral and Brain Functions, December 2013
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Title
Preliminary evidence about the effects of meditation on interoceptive sensitivity and social cognition
Published in
Behavioral and Brain Functions, December 2013
DOI 10.1186/1744-9081-9-47
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Authors

Margherita Melloni, Lucas Sedeño, Blas Couto, Martin Reynoso, Carlos Gelormini, Roberto Favaloro, Andrés Canales-Johnson, Mariano Sigman, Facundo Manes, Agustin Ibanez

Abstract

Interoception refers to the conscious perception of body signals. Mindfulness is a meditation practice that encourages individuals to focus on their internal experiences such as bodily sensations, thoughts, and emotions. In this study, we selected a behavioral measure of interoceptive sensitivity (heartbeat detection task, HBD) to compare the effect of meditation practice on interoceptive sensitivity among long term practitioners (LTP), short term meditators (STM, subjects that completed a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program) and controls (non-meditators). All participants were examined with a battery of different tasks including mood state, executive function and social cognition tests (emotion recognition, empathy and theory of mind).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 3 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Uruguay 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 352 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 64 18%
Student > Bachelor 53 15%
Student > Master 51 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 44 12%
Researcher 40 11%
Other 77 21%
Unknown 36 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 175 48%
Medicine and Dentistry 36 10%
Neuroscience 31 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 4%
Other 39 11%
Unknown 46 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 30. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 October 2018.
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#864,319
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Outputs of similar age from Behavioral and Brain Functions
#4
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