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A computational model of focused attention meditation and its transfer to a sustained attention task

Moye, A. S. & van Vugt, M., 22-Jul-2017, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling. van Vugt, M. K., Banks, A. P. & Kennedy, W. G. (eds.). Coventry, UK: University of Warwick, Inclusive Technology Ltd, p. 43-48 6 p.

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Moye, A. S., & van Vugt, M. (2017). A computational model of focused attention meditation and its transfer to a sustained attention task. In M. K. van Vugt, A. P. Banks, & W. G. Kennedy (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (pp. 43-48). Coventry, UK: University of Warwick, Inclusive Technology Ltd.

Author

Moye, Amir Sep ; van Vugt, Marieke. / A computational model of focused attention meditation and its transfer to a sustained attention task. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling. editor / Marieke K van Vugt ; Adrian P Banks ; William G Kennedy. Coventry, UK : University of Warwick, Inclusive Technology Ltd, 2017. pp. 43-48

Harvard

Moye, AS & van Vugt, M 2017, A computational model of focused attention meditation and its transfer to a sustained attention task. in MK van Vugt, AP Banks & WG Kennedy (eds), Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling. University of Warwick, Inclusive Technology Ltd, Coventry, UK, pp. 43-48, Society for Mathematical Psychology-ICCM, Coventry, United Kingdom, 22/07/2017.

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A computational model of focused attention meditation and its transfer to a sustained attention task. / Moye, Amir Sep; van Vugt, Marieke.

Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling. ed. / Marieke K van Vugt; Adrian P Banks; William G Kennedy. Coventry, UK : University of Warwick, Inclusive Technology Ltd, 2017. p. 43-48.

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Vancouver

Moye AS, van Vugt M. A computational model of focused attention meditation and its transfer to a sustained attention task. In van Vugt MK, Banks AP, Kennedy WG, editors, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling. Coventry, UK: University of Warwick, Inclusive Technology Ltd. 2017. p. 43-48


BibTeX

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