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Modifying Brain Networks Underlying Self-Regulation

M. Rosario Rueda, Mary K. Rothbart, Lisa Saccomanno, and Michael I. Posner

in Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain: Integrating Brain and Prevention Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195306255
eISBN:
9780199863914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306255.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter begins with a review of the anatomy and function of attentional networks, with special emphasis on the executive network, the one most clearly related to self-regulation. It shows that ... More


Can disabilities resulting from attentional impairments be treated effectively?

McKay Moore Sohlberg

in The Effectiveness of Rehabilitation for Cognitive Deficits

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198526544
eISBN:
9780191689420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526544.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

The chronic, pervasive disabilities resulting from attention impairments have rendered this cognitive domain a rehabilitation priority. ... More


Michael I. Posner

Larry R. Squire

in The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography: Volume 7

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195396133
eISBN:
9780199918409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396133.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

Posner’s early work involved the measurement of mental operations by use of reaction time and other chronometric measures. In 1979 he began studies of patients to link mental operations to brain ... More


The Thalamic Gateway: How the Meditative Training of Attention Evolves toward Selfless Transformations of Consciousness

James H. Austin

in Effortless Attention: A New Perspective in the Cognitive Science of Attention and Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013840
eISBN:
9780262269438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013840.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter demonstrates how meditative training of attentiveness can effect a shift toward selfless manifestations of consciousness for the practitioners, and develops an assumption that the ... More


What Is Meditation?

Halvor Eifring

in Asian Traditions of Meditation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855680
eISBN:
9780824873028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This essay defines meditation as an “attention-based technique for inner transformation”. This generic definition establishes a common point of reference for the cross-cultural study of meditation, ... More


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