|Reference code: ||PT/FB/BL-2008-023.03|
|Location: ||Arquivo PCA - Pasta 1/2008|
|How long is now for mindfulness meditators?|
|Publication year: ||2012|
The experience of the present moment is characterized by an integrative mechanism that fuses successive events into a unitary phenomenological experience with a temporal limit of about 3 s. We hypothesized that proficiency of mindfulness expands the ability to stabilize an ambiguous percept in a bistable image paradigm using the Necker Cube, and that this effect is associated with individual differences in the level of mindfulness. Expanded duration of nowness as indicated by the ability to stabilize a bistable image stimulus for a longer period of time may improve cognitive resources and thus be of practical interest. In a sample of n = 38 meditators and n = 38 non-meditators, meditators showed longer duration of subjective nowness. This effect was associated with individual mindfulness levels. It is concluded that the subjective now can be longer for meditators than for non-meditators, and individual levels of mindfulness may convey this effect.
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|Lemkec, J., Wittmann, M., Kohls, N., Mochty, U., Walach, H.|
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|Sauer, S., Lemkec, J., Wittmann, M., Kohls, N., Mochty, U., & Walach, H. (2012). How long is now for mindfulness meditators? Personality and Individual Differences, 52(6), 750-754. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.12.026|
|2-year Impact Factor: ||1.807|2012|
|Times cited: ||43|2022-05-20|
|Indexed document: ||Yes|
|Keywords: ||Mindfulness / Temporal perception / Time / Subjective now / Meditation|
How long is now for mindfulness meditators?