Research: KONJEDI and COLLEAGUES

Listed in Issue 278

Abstract

KONJEDI and COLLEAGUES, 1 Institute for Cognitive Science Studies, Pardis New City, 4th Phase, Safir Omid Blvd, Tehran, Iran; 2 School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia. r.maleeh@uq.edu.au conducted a systematic analysis of the literature to compare two states of sleep and meditation in terms of their role in the formation or suppression of Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM) false memory.

Background

By a systematic analysis of the current literature, we compare two states of sleep and meditation in terms of their role in the formation or suppression of Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM) false memory.

Methodology

The authors aim to suggest that the occurrence of false memory under these two states is a result of reinforcing some abilities and changes in cognitive systems which can ultimately improve some aspects of cognitive functions.

Results

In the authors’ analogy, they propose that: (1) both sleep and meditation may improve source monitoring ability whose failure is one of the most important mechanisms in producing false memories, and (2) despite improvement in source monitoring ability, adaptive cognitive processes, as mechanisms which are common in sleep and meditation, can still produce false memories.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the authors propose that in spite of their contribution to false memory through adaptive processes, the beneficial role of sleep and meditation in cognition may be more prominent than their harmful role.

References

Shaghayegh Konjedi  1 , Reza Maleeh  2 Sleep and mindfulness meditation as they relate to false memory Psychol Res.;84(4): 1084-1111. doi: 10.1007/s00426-018-1098-0.  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00426-018-1098-0  Epub Sep 22 2018. Jun 2020.

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