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Can compassion be trained like a muscle? Active-controlled fMRI of compassion meditation.

Can compassion be trained like a muscle? Active-controlled fMRI of compassion meditation. | Yoga | Scoop.it

Among the cognitive training literature, meditation interventions are particularly unique in that they often emphasize emotional or affective processing at least as much as classical ‘top-down’ attentional control. From a clinical and societal perspective, the idea that we might be able to “train” our “emotion muscle” is an attractive one. Recently much has been made of the “empathy deficit” in the US, ranging from empirical studies suggesting a relationship between quality-of-care and declining caregiver empathy, to a recent push by President Obama to emphasize the deficit in numerous speeches.

 

While much of the training literature focuses on cognitive abilities like sustained attention and working memory, many investigating meditation training have begun to study the plasticity of affective function, myself included. 

 

Micah Allen is a post-doctoral cognitive neuroscientist working in Aarhus, Denmark.


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