The exploration of meditation in the neuroscience of attention and consciousness
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: n/a
Source ID: shanti-sources-21598
Zotero Collections: Contemplation by Applied Subject, Neuroscience and Contemplation, Science and Contemplation
Abstract: Many recent behavioral and neuroscientific studies have revealed the importance of investigating meditation states and traits to achieve an increased understanding of cognitive and affective neuroplasticity, attention and self-awareness, as well as for their increasingly recognized clinical relevance. The investigation of states and traits related to meditation has especially pronounced implications for the neuroscience of attention, consciousness, self-awareness, empathy and theory of mind. In this article we present the main features of meditation-based mental training and characterize the current scientific approach to meditation states and traits with special reference to attention and consciousness, in light of the articles contributed to this issue.