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Meditation acutely improves psychomotor vigilance, and may decrease sleep need

Overview of attention for article published in Behavioral and Brain Functions, July 2010
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#5 of 383)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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6 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
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37 tweeters
facebook
10 Facebook pages
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia pages
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6 Google+ users
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3 Redditors
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6 video uploaders

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Title
Meditation acutely improves psychomotor vigilance, and may decrease sleep need
Published in
Behavioral and Brain Functions, July 2010
DOI 10.1186/1744-9081-6-47
Pubmed ID
Authors

Prashant Kaul, Jason Passafiume, R Craig Sargent, Bruce F O'Hara

Abstract

A number of benefits from meditation have been claimed by those who practice various traditions, but few have been well tested in scientifically controlled studies. Among these claims are improved performance and decreased sleep need. Therefore, in these studies we assess whether meditation leads to an immediate performance improvement on a well validated psychomotor vigilance task (PVT), and second, whether longer bouts of meditation may alter sleep need.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 8 3%
France 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 239 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 46 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 41 16%
Student > Master 38 15%
Student > Bachelor 22 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 19 8%
Other 63 25%
Unknown 23 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 77 31%
Medicine and Dentistry 27 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 9%
Neuroscience 14 6%
Social Sciences 12 5%
Other 57 23%
Unknown 42 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 107. 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 11 June 2022.
All research outputs
#295,310
of 21,382,495 outputs
Outputs from Behavioral and Brain Functions
#5
of 383 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,817
of 246,269 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Behavioral and Brain Functions
#1
of 21 outputs
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