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Title: 
The power of now: Brief mindfulness induction led to increased randomness of clicking sequence
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Keywords: 
Creativity
Present-moment awareness
Action
Stochastic
Bayesian network
Issue Date: 
Jul-2013
Citation: 
Kee, Y. H., Chaturvedi, I., Wang, C. K. J., & Chen, L. H. (2013). The power of now: Brief mindfulness induction led to increased randomness of clicking sequence. Motor control, 17(3), 238-255.
Abstract: 
The capacity for random movement production is known to be limited in humans
(e.g., Newell, Deutsch, & Morrison, 2000). We examined the effects of a brief
mindfulness induction on random movement production because there are useful
implications for variability in solving movement-related problems. The main task
involved randomly clicking the 9 boxes in a 3 × 3 grid presented on a computer
screen for five minutes. We characterized the sequence of clicking in terms of
degrees of randomness, or periodicity, based on the fit, or probability, of the
experimental data with its best fitting Bayesian network (4-click memory nodes)
using the Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) approach. Sixty-three participants
were randomly assigned to either the experimental or the control condition.
Mixed design repeated-measures ANOVA results show that the short mindfulness
induction had a positive effect on the randomness of the sequence subsequently
produced. This finding suggests that mindfulness may be a suitable strategy for
increasing random movement behavior.
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ISSN: 
1087-1640
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