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Title: The brain-body connection in mindfulness meditators and it's relationship to attentional function and well-being Theories regarding how mindfulness meditation leads to improved well-being have suggested both improved body awareness and improved attentional control as factors. However, research examining both of these factors in meditators has focused on psychological measures, without addressing the physical underpinnings of changes in these factors in the brain. Previous research undertaken at our lab has suggested a model of how attentional function is improved in meditators. However, this model has yet to be empirically tested. Additionally, recent theoretical developments regarding the functional underpinnings of the brain-body connection have not yet been tested in meditators. The proposed PhD project is intended to use EEG to empirically test these two theoretical perspectives, perhaps leading to a deeper understanding of the mechanism of mindfulness meditation, and why it leads to improved mental health.

20132020

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Nigel Rogasch

Person: Research

Daskalakis, Zafiris Jeff

Assoc Prof

  • University of Toronto
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Schizophrenia Program
  • University Health Network (UHN) Toronto

External person

Farzan, Faranak

Dr

  • University of Toronto
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation
  • Simon Fraser University

External person

Saeki, Takashi

  • Monash University

External person

Pannek, Kerstin

Dr

  • CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • University of Queensland
  • CSIRO Australian e-Health Research Centre

External person

Rose, Nathan S.

  • The University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Australian Catholic University
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

External person

Corin, Steve E

Mr

  • University of Wellington
  • Synapt Consulting Limited

External person

Van Dam, Nicholas T.

  • Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

External person

Williams, Nicholas

  • University of Toronto
  • Monash University

External person

Windsor, Kirstyn

  • Monash University

External person

Koenig, Thomas

Dr

  • Karlsruhe Institute for Technology
  • Inselspital Bern (University Hospital of Bern)

External person

Whitty, Dean

  • Monash University

External person

Nguyen, Jeremy

  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • Swinburne Business School

External person

Marx, Wolfgang

Dr

  • Bond University
  • La Trobe University
  • Deakin University

External person

Tamsyn Gilbertson

  • Orygen
  • University of Melbourne

External person

Bialylew, Elise

  • Mindful in May

External person

Rose, Stephen E

Assoc Prof

  • CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

External person

Junor, Paul Andrew

Mr

  • La Trobe University
  • Monash University

External person

Michael, Marco

  • Monash University

External person

Eisenberger, Naomi

Assoc Prof

  • University of California

External person

Bridgman, Thea K.

  • Deakin University

External person

John, Joshua

  • University of South Carolina
  • Monash University

External person