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Investigating the Mind's Attention Mechanisms

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Material Information

Title: Investigating the Mind's Attention Mechanisms A Formal Inquiry of Conciousness through Meditation
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Jammal, Elizabeth Marie
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Meditation
Visual Attention
Conciousness
Attention Mechanism
Visual Awareness
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The objective of this thesis was to synthesize the literature on attention mechanisms and consciousness in the human brain while focusing on the visual system and various meditative tasks to determine long-term mind and body effects. Included are summaries of relevant experiments and theories that relate attention mechanisms to consciousness through the study of neurological and physiological effects of attention tasks. Some major findings include advancements in biological equipment, Eastern and Western philosophic and scientific explanations of consciousness, attention, and their affiliated neuronal mechanisms, and mental and physiological effects of various forms of meditations. Conclusive data from research provides answers to four major questions and validates the effectiveness of meditation as preventative medicine and a strengthener of attention mechanisms. There are measurable effects that prove it worthy of integration into medical practice and into people's lives. Also, the rising interest of this method for wellness deems it worthy of further study.
Statement of Responsibility: by Elizabeth Marie Jammal
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2005
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Beulig, Alfred

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2005 J3
System ID: NCFE003531:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003531/00001

Material Information

Title: Investigating the Mind's Attention Mechanisms A Formal Inquiry of Conciousness through Meditation
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Jammal, Elizabeth Marie
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Meditation
Visual Attention
Conciousness
Attention Mechanism
Visual Awareness
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The objective of this thesis was to synthesize the literature on attention mechanisms and consciousness in the human brain while focusing on the visual system and various meditative tasks to determine long-term mind and body effects. Included are summaries of relevant experiments and theories that relate attention mechanisms to consciousness through the study of neurological and physiological effects of attention tasks. Some major findings include advancements in biological equipment, Eastern and Western philosophic and scientific explanations of consciousness, attention, and their affiliated neuronal mechanisms, and mental and physiological effects of various forms of meditations. Conclusive data from research provides answers to four major questions and validates the effectiveness of meditation as preventative medicine and a strengthener of attention mechanisms. There are measurable effects that prove it worthy of integration into medical practice and into people's lives. Also, the rising interest of this method for wellness deems it worthy of further study.
Statement of Responsibility: by Elizabeth Marie Jammal
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2005
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Beulig, Alfred

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2005 J3
System ID: NCFE003531:00001

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