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Is it me or not me? Modulation of perceptual-motor awareness and visuomotor performance by mindfulness meditation

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Neuroscience, July 2012
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Title
Is it me or not me? Modulation of perceptual-motor awareness and visuomotor performance by mindfulness meditation
Published in
BMC Neuroscience, July 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2202-13-88
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Authors

José Raúl Naranjo, Stefan Schmidt

Abstract

Attribution of agency involves the ability to distinguish our own actions and their sensory consequences which are self-generated from those generated by external agents. There are several pathological cases in which motor awareness is dramatically impaired. On the other hand, awareness-enhancement practices like tai-chi and yoga are shown to improve perceptual-motor awareness. Meditation is known to have positive impacts on perception, attention and consciousness itself, but it is still unclear how meditation changes sensorimotor integration processes and awareness of action. The aim of this study was to investigate how visuomotor performance and self-agency is modulated by mindfulness meditation. This was done by studying meditators' performance during a conflicting reaching task, where the congruency between actions and their consequences is gradually altered. This task was presented to novices in meditation before and after an intensive 8 weeks mindfulness meditation training (MBSR). The data of this sample was compared to a group of long-term meditators and a group of healthy non-meditators.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 <1%
Malaysia 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
France 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 217 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 44 19%
Researcher 32 14%
Student > Master 28 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 24 10%
Other 17 7%
Other 58 25%
Unknown 26 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 79 34%
Medicine and Dentistry 28 12%
Neuroscience 13 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 6%
Engineering 11 5%
Other 50 22%
Unknown 35 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. 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 24 October 2016.
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