Modeling the Effects of Attentional Cueing on Meditators

van Vugt, M. K. & van den Hurk, P. M., 9-Jan-2016, In : Mindfulness. p. 1-8

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Training in meditation has been shown to affect functioning of several attentional subsystems, most prominently conflict monitoring, and to some extent orienting. These previous findings described the effects of cueing and manipulating stimulus congruency on response times and accuracies. However, changes in accuracy and response times can arise from several factors. Computational process models can be used to distinguish different factors underlying changes in accuracy and response times. When decomposed by means of the drift diffusion model, a general process model of decision making that has been widely used, both the congruency and cueing effects, is subserved by a change in decision thresholds. Meditators showed a modest overall increase in their decision threshold, which may reflect an ability to wait longer and collect more information before responding.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Publication statusPublished - 9-Jan-2016


  • Meditation, Computational models, Attention, Decision making, Drift diffusion model

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