Experienced meditators needed for interesting new studyPhD researcher Emily Hammond is investigating how mindfulness influences patterns of mind and the nature of experience.
Mindfulness has become a ‘hot topic’ in psychological research, however to date very little attention has been paid to the experiential aspects of meditation. We would like to invite people with an established meditation practice to take part in a brand new study on the features of conscious experience, taking place at the University of Exeter (Streatham campus, close to the city centre). Participants will be reimbursed up to £45 for their time.
What is an ‘established practice’?For this study, your meditation practice could be within a secular, spiritual or therapeutic context. All we ask that you estimate that the total time you have spent meditating adds up to 1000 hours or more (equivalent to around 25 minutes a day for 6 years), and includes some mindfulness-based practice.
The study is expected to run from April to July 2016. If you are interested in finding out more (with no obligation to take part), please contact Emily at e.r.hammond@ exeter.ac.uk. All enquiries are warmly welcomed.