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Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness 3/2013

01-09-2013 | ORIGINAL PAPER

The Impact of Loving-Kindness Meditation on Affective Learning and Cognitive Control

Auteurs: Matthew Hunsinger, Robert Livingston, Linda Isbell

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 3/2013

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Abstract

Research on meditation has examined many variables across a wide range of techniques. Research on loving-kindness meditation has investigated its impact on affective variables, but has not yet investigated its impact on cognition. The present study investigated the impact of loving-kindness meditation on an affective variable not yet examined in the literature—affective learning—as well as cognition. Participants were randomly assigned to a control condition or a three-session, loving-kindness meditation training. Our results suggest that the beginning stages of loving-kindness meditation training impact the tendency to learn to associate positivity with neutral stimuli and cognitive control. We discuss the implications of our findings and potential directions for future research.
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Impact of Loving-Kindness Meditation on Affective Learning and Cognitive Control
Auteurs
Matthew Hunsinger
Robert Livingston
Linda Isbell
Publicatiedatum
01-09-2013
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 3/2013
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-012-0125-2

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