Attention Training

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01518738
First received: January 13, 2012
Last updated: June 3, 2014
Last verified: June 2014

January 13, 2012
June 3, 2014
February 2012
November 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
change in mind wandering frequency after intervention [ Time Frame: before intervention and up to 100 weeks later ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
mind wandering will be assessed with self-report to intermittent queries such as "just now, was your attention on the present task or unrelated concerns?" Frequency of endorsement will serve as a measure of frequency of mind wandering (ranging in units from 0 - 100% of the time).
mind wandering frequency [ Time Frame: before intervention and up to 100 weeks later ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
mind wandering will be assessed with self-report to intermittent queries such as "just now, was your attention on the present task or unrelated concerns?" Frequency of endorsement will serve as a measure of frequency of mind wandering (ranging in units from 0 - 100% of the time).
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Attention Training
Attention Training

The purpose of this study is to understand whether attention training is effective in moderating mind wandering.

Our subjective worlds are built from those things in our internal and external environments that capture our attention. Environments can be ambiguous with respect to which objects are most important for our attention, and the characteristics of stimuli that allow them to dominate attention are thus of great interest. Self-relevant objects, such as internally generated experience (e.g. thought), may receive substantial attention, but research on this dimension has been hampered by the difficulty of measuring such objects experimentally. The proposed study seeks to make headway in this area using several behavioral (accuracy, response time, response pattern) measures, with the hypothesis that internally generated experience will vie for attention in a way reflected by behavior. Such research will extend previous work the investigators' lab has done studying stimulus parameters that influence attention, and as a whole may present a more complete picture of how objects and attention interact to shape our worlds.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Attention
  • Behavioral: breath attention training
    4 week training
  • Behavioral: working memory attention training
    4 week training
  • Experimental: breath attention training
    Intervention: Behavioral: breath attention training
  • Active Comparator: working memory attention training
    Intervention: Behavioral: working memory attention training
  • No Intervention: no training
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
94
November 2012
November 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speakers

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be able to use a computer
Both
18 Years and older
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT01518738
SE-2011-0123
No
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Wisconsin, Madison
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Principal Investigator: Richard Davidson, PhD University Wisconsin Madison
University of Wisconsin, Madison
June 2014

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