Reduces mental rigidity

brain20fog_1Greenberg, J., et al. (2012) “Mind the trap”: Mindfulness practice reduces cognitive rigidity. PLoS ONE 7(5). Full text.

From the abstract: “The authors conclude that mindfulness meditation reduces cognitive rigidity via the tendency to be “blinded” by experience. Results are discussed in light of the benefits of mindfulness practice regarding a reduced tendency to overlook novel and adaptive ways of responding due to past experience, both in and out of the clinical setting.”

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