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  Experiencing meditation: Evidence for differential effects of three contemplative mental practices in micro-phenomenological interviews

Przyrembel, M., & Singer, T. (2018). Experiencing meditation: Evidence for differential effects of three contemplative mental practices in micro-phenomenological interviews. Consciousness and Cognition, 62, 82-101. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2018.04.004.

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Item Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0001-4553-4 Version Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0003-9AC9-D
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Przyrembel, Marisa1, Author              
Singer, Tania1, Author              
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1Department Social Neuroscience, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society, ou_634552              

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Free keywords: Contemplative science; First-person data; Linguistic inquiry; Meditation; Mental training; Micro-phenomenological interviews
 Abstract: Despite increasing interest in effects of meditation, systematic in-depth research on how it qualitatively feels to engage in different kinds of contemplative practices is still missing. To fill this gap, we explore the validity of Micro-phenomenological Interviews (MpI) to assess experiences during breathing meditation (BM), observing-thought meditation (OTM), and loving-kindness meditation (LKM). We performed psycholinguistic analyses, quantitative ratings and qualitative explorations of 104 MpI (N = 57). All results reveal differential affective, bodily and sensorial fingerprints: BM-transcripts contain the most body-related vocabulary, specifically sensations in nose and abdomen. OTM-transcripts contain the most cognition-related vocabulary. OTM is experienced in head and face. LKM-transcripts contain the most vocabulary related to socio-affective processes. LKM is associated to love, sensations around the heart, and warmth. The LKM-outcomes were replicated with another independent set of MpI. These findings verify the merit of MpI as a scientific tool to gain reliable first-person data beyond questionnaires or rating scales.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2018-03-212017-07-282018-04-052018-05-072018-07
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Rev. Method: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2018.04.004
PMID: 29747119
Other: Epub 2018
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Project name : Plasticity of the Empathic Brain: Structural and Functional MRI Studies on the Effect of Empathy Training on the Human Brain and Prosocial Behaviour / EMPATHICBRAIN
Grant ID : 205557
Funding program : Funding Programme 7
Funding organization : European Commission (EC)
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Funding organization : Max Planck Society

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Title: Consciousness and Cognition
Source Genre: Journal
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Publ. Info: Orlando, Fla. : Academic Press
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 62 Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 82 - 101 Identifier: ISSN: 1053-8100
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/954922650165