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Research Article

Mental Training Affects Distribution of Limited Brain Resources

  • Heleen A Slagter,

    Affiliation: Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Antoine Lutz,

    Affiliation: Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Lawrence L Greischar,

    Affiliation: Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Andrew D Francis,

    Affiliation: Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Sander Nieuwenhuis,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • James M Davis,

    Affiliation: Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Richard J Davidson mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: rjdavids@wisc.edu

    Affiliation: Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Published: May 08, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0050138

About the Authors

Heleen A Slagter, Antoine Lutz, Lawrence L Greischar, Andrew D Francis, James M Davis, Richard J Davidson
Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Sander Nieuwenhuis
Department of Psychology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: rjdavids@wisc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

HAS, AL, SN, and RJD designed the study. JMD taught the novices meditation. HAS, AL, and ADF were involved in data collection. HAS and LLG analyzed the data. HAS wrote the paper. All authors discussed the results and commented on the manuscript.