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
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..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
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).