Meditation Research Project at The University of Plymouth
We are calling on people that practice meditation to take part in a research project investigating the variety of experiences linked to meditation practice. In the first part there will be an online survey designed to capture personality traits of those who meditate, and experiences that might be associated with meditation. There will be a follow up survey to the first one, to assess if any changes have occurred in the time between the two. The second part of the project will involve the use of an MRI machine to capture brain activity of meditators whilst conducting a task. The aim of this is to gather information about how meditation might change brain activity and connectivity.
If you are interested in this research project, please follow this link to a recruitment questionnaire with more information. Here you can also find a link to the online survey: https://plymouth.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/registration
Or, if you would like more information, please email the following address:
Your email will be stored securely in a password protected file and not shared with anybody outside of the research team. You will be sent an email inviting you to take part, which will include additional information about what is involved. Taking part in the online study does not commit you to the brain imaging study.
Compensation for the online study will be a donation to a charity of choice, including meditation centres and organisations. The MRI study will compensate with money to cover travel expenses and for time spent participating.
Replying to this call does not hold you to taking part, and you are free to withdraw at any point. If you have any questions, please email the same address.
Tim Palmer on behalf of
The Decision Making Lab “www.elsa-fouragnan.com/meditation” at BRIC “https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/psychology/brain-research-and-imaging-centre”