Kadam, Snehalata V.
Yoga and mindfulness meditation have long been studied for their improvements on mental health and mental illness. This project proposed an experiment to investigate the effectiveness of yoga and mindfulness meditation on cognitive ability of college students. The voluntary participants were categorized into control, meditation and yoga group for a 4-week study. AX-CPT and O-SPAN tests were conducted after each of the meditation/yoga session to test their cognitive control, working memory and response time. Although the number of participants were significantly reduced due to external factors, the result still shows a tendency of enhancement of response time of meditation in a short period, while other effects are not observed.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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