Journal article

Mindfulness Meditators Do Not Show Differences in Electrophysiological Measures of Error Processing

Neil W Bailey, Kavya Raj, Gabrielle Freedman, Bernadette M Fitzgibbon, Nigel C Rogasch, Nicholas T Van Dam, Paul B Fitzgerald

MINDFULNESS | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

Objectives: 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 tec..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

PBF is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Practitioner Fellowship (6069070). NCR is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Fellowship (1072057).