Do mindfulness meditators show different attention related brain activity compared to healthy controls?

Subject area of study: 
Mindfulness, Neuroscience
Title of study: 
Do mindfulness meditators show different attention related brain activity compared to healthy controls?
Brief outline of the study: 

Volunteers aged between 18 and 65 are required for a research study being conducted at the Alfred Hospital. This is a study comparing brain activity in people who have meditation experience with healthy controls. It involves the measurement of brain activity using electroencephalogram (EEG), which is a non-invasive way to record brain's electrical activity.

We require both volunteers who have experience with meditation, and volunteers who have no experience with meditation. At the moment, we are particularly recruiting healthy non-meditators. You will undergo a brief interview and participate in a number of tasks assessing brain function.

Testing will occur at the Alfred Hospital over one sessions, lasting about 3 hours. Participants will be reimbursed $30 for the session. If you are interested and think you may be able to participate, please contact Neil Bailey on 9076 8691, or Gabby Freedman by email at gabrielle.freedman@monash.edu

Department: 
Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc)
Recruitment start date: 
Tue, 25/08/2015
Recruitment end date: 
Mon, 30/11/2015
Contact person title: 
Ms
Contact person first name: 
Gabby
Contact person last name: 
Freedman
Contact phone number: 
(03) 9076 8691
Ethics Committee Project Number: 
194-14
Do you have advertising approval?: 
Yes
Approved by: 
Alfred