Duality and nonduality in meditation research
Consciousness and Cognition
Format: Journal Article
Sources ID: 21570
Zotero Collections: Variations in Practice Detail, Contemplation by Applied Subject, Cognition and Contemplation, Psychology and Contemplation, Science and Contemplation
The great variety of meditation techniques found in different contemplative traditions presents a challenge when attempting to create taxonomies based on the constructs of contemporary cognitive sciences. In the current issue of Consciousness and Cognition, Travis and Shear add ‘automatic self-transcending’ to the previously proposed categories of ‘focused attention’ and ‘open monitoring’, and suggest characteristic EEG bands as the defining criteria for each of the three categories. Accuracy of current taxonomies and potential limitations of EEG measurements as classifying criteria are discussed.