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Type: Journal article
Title: Mindfulness meditators do not show differences in electrophysiological measures of error processing
Author: Bailey, N.
Raj, K.
Freedman, G.
Fitzgibbon, B.
Rogasch, N.
Van Dam, N.
Fitzgerald, P.
Citation: Mindfulness, 2019; 10(7):1360-1380
Publisher: Springer
Issue Date: 2019
ISSN: 1868-8527
1868-8535
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Neil W. Bailey, Kavya Raj, Gabrielle Freedman, Bernadette M. Fitzgibbon, Nigel C. Rogasch, Nicholas T. Van Dam, Paul B. Fitzgerald
Abstract: Mindfulness meditation may improve attention and self-regulation. One component of attention and self-regulation that may allow these improvements is performance monitoring. Neural correlates of performance monitoring can be objectively measured with electroencephalogram (EEG) via the error-related negativity (ERN) and error positivity (Pe). Previous research assessing the ERN and Pe in meditators has resulted in inconsistent findings; some have reported alteration in peak amplitudes from both very brief meditation practice and long-term meditation practice, while others have failed to provide evidence for differences in the ERN or Pe. However, recently developed EEG analysis techniques allow for more rigorous analyses than have been used in past investigations.
Keywords: Mindfulness; meditation; EEG; error processing; ERN; Pe
Rights: © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019.
RMID: 0030120418
DOI: 10.1007/s12671-019-1096-3
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/6069070
http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1072057
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