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    Mindfulness and the cognitive neuroscience of attention and awareness
    with Antonino Raffone and Angela Tagini
    Zygon 45 (3): 627-646. 2010.
    Mindfulness can be understood as the mental ability to focus on the direct and immediate perception or monitoring of the present moment with a state of open and nonjudgmental awareness. Descriptions of mindfulness and methods for cultivating it originated in eastern spiritual traditions. These suggest that mindfulness can be developed through meditation practice to increase positive qualities such as awareness, insight, wisdom, and compassion. In this article we focus on the relationships betwee…Read more
  •  59
    Concentrative meditation enhances pre-attentive processing: A MMN study
    with Shruti Baijal
    Neuroreport 18 (16): 1709-1712. 2007.
    The mismatch negativity (MMN) paradigm which is an indicator of pre-attentive processing was used to study the effects of concentrative meditation. Sudarshan Kriya Yoga meditation is a yogic exercise practiced in an ordered sequence beginning with breathing exercises and ending with concentrative (Sahaj Samadhi) meditation. Auditory MMN waveforms were recorded at the beginning and after each of these practices for meditators and equivalently after relaxation sessions for the non-meditators. Over…Read more
  •  38
    Unconscious thought theory (UTT) states that all information is taken into account and the attributes are weighted optimally resulting in better decisions in complex decision problems during unconscious thought. Very few studies have investigated the actual amount of information processed in the unconscious thought condition. We hypothesized that only a small subset of information might be considered during unconscious thought (like conscious thought). To test this possibility and to explore the…Read more
  •  34
    Types of attention matter for awareness: a study with color afterimages
    with Shruti Baijal
    Consciousness and Cognition 18 (4): 1039-1048. 2009.
    It has been argued that attention and awareness might oppose each other given that attending to an adapting stimulus weakens its afterimage. We argue instead that the type of attention guided by the spread of attention and the level of processing is critical and might result in differences in awareness using afterimages. Participants performed a central task with small, large, local or global letters and a blue square as an adapting stimulus in two experiments and indicated the onset and offset …Read more
  •  23
    Explaining effervescence: Investigating the relationship between shared social identity and positive experience in crowds
    with Nick Hopkins, Stephen D. Reicher, Sammyh S. Khan, Shruti Tewari, and Clifford Stevenson
    Cognition and Emotion 30 (1): 20-32. 2016.
  •  19
    Proactive and reactive control depends on emotional valence: a Stroop study with emotional expressions and words
    with Bhoomika Rastogi Kar, Yagyima Nehabala, and Richa Nigam
    Cognition and Emotion 32 (2): 325-340. 2017.
    We examined proactive and reactive control effects in the context of task-relevant happy, sad, and angry facial expressions on a face-word Stroop task. Participants identified the emotion expressed by a face that contained a congruent or incongruent emotional word. Proactive control effects were measured in terms of the reduction in Stroop interference as a function of previous trial emotion and previous trial congruence. Reactive control effects were measured in terms of the reduction in Stroop…Read more
  •  17
    Global-happy and local-sad: Perceptual processing affects emotion identification
    with Asma Hanif
    Cognition and Emotion 24 (6): 1062-1069. 2010.
    No abstract
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    Emotions help memory for faces: Role of whole and parts
    with Rashmi Gupta
    Cognition and Emotion 23 (4): 807-816. 2009.
    The role of holistic or parts-based processing in face identification has been explored mostly with neutral faces. In the current study, we investigated the nature of processing (holistic vs. parts) in recognition memory for faces with emotional expressions. There were two phases in this experiment: learning phase and test phase. In the learning phase participants learned face–name associations of happy, neutral, and sad faces. The test phase consisted of a two-choice recognition test (whole fac…Read more
  •  17
    Even “unconscious thought” is influenced by attentional mechanisms
    with Sumitava Mukherjee
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (1): 40-41. 2014.
  •  14
    Emotional and hemispheric asymmetries in shifts of attention: An ERP study
    with Shruti Baijal
    Cognition and Emotion 25 (2): 280-294. 2011.
    No abstract
  •  13
    Research on attention has been closely linked with possible advances in the study of consciousness. Various theories and models have been proposed for attention in the past 50 years. Behavioural, computational, and neuroscientfic approaches have been successful in improving our understanding of attentional processes. Given the current status of attention research, what can we say about the relationship between attention and consciousness? This paper discusses the possible relationships between a…Read more
  •  8
    Human Perceptual Performance With Nonliteral Imagery: Region Recognition and Texture-Based Segmentation
    with Edward A. Essock, Michael J. Sinai, Kevin DeFord, and Bruce C. Hansen
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied 10 (2): 97-110. 2004.
  •  7
    Attentional blink with emotional faces depends on emotional expressions: a relative positive valence advantage
    with Sonia Baloni Ray and Maruti V. Mishra
    Cognition and Emotion 34 (6): 1226-1245. 2020.
    Contribution of emotional valence and arousal to attentional processing over time is not fully understood. We employed a rapid serial visual paradigm in three experiments to investigate the...
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    This paper explains about the web page recommendation system. This procedure encompasses consumers’ upcoming demand and web page recommendations. In the proposed web page recommendation system, potential and non-potential data can be categorized by use of the Levenberg–Marquardt firefly neural network algorithm, and forecast can be made by using the K-means clustering algorithm. Consequently, the projected representation demonstrates the infrequent contact format with the help of the representat…Read more
  •  5
    Intertemporal impulsivity can also arise from persistent failure of long-term plans
    with Nisheeth Srivastava
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40. 2017.
  •  3
    Hedonic impacts of gains versus losses of time: are we loss averse?
    with Sumitava Mukherjee
    Cognition and Emotion 1-7. forthcoming.