Correlation between Mindfulness and Mind Reading in the Eye

AUTHORS

vahid nejati 1 , * , Abas Zabihzadeh 2 , Mohammad R. Nikfarjam 3 , Zohre Naderi 3 , Ali Pournaghdali 4

1 Assistant Professor of cognitive neuroscience, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

2 MSc Student of clinical child and adolescent psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

3 MSc Student of clinical psychology, Allameh Tabatabaee University, Tehran, Iran.

4 MSc Student of cognitive science, Institute for cognitive science studies, Tehran, Iran.

How to Cite: nejati V, Zabihzadeh A, Nikfarjam M R, Naderi Z, Pournaghdali A. Correlation between Mindfulness and Mind Reading in the Eye , Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 14(1):e93667.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (1); e93667
Published Online: December 28, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 17, 2010
Accepted: September 15, 2011
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Abstract

Background: Mind reading is a social cognitive ability and mindfulness is a self-regulatory guidance of attention to task. The purpose of present study is to evaluate the correlation between mind reading and mindfulness.

  Materials and Method: Forty subjects were participated in this cross-sectional study. Mean age was 21.5 years. Each of participants completed mindfulness questionnaire and neuropsychologic test of mind reading from the eye. Pearson correlation test is used for evaluation of the correlation.

  Results: Findings show significant correlation between mindfulness and mindreading. Also those findings showed a significant correlation between mind reading in the self and others eyes (p<0.05) .

  Conclusion: Similar nature and neural substrate of mindfulness and mind reading may be a reason for their correlation. Mindfulness can be considered as proper predictor of mind reading. Also neural base of mind reading in the self and others eyes are the same. [ZJRMS, 2012 14(1): 37-42 ]

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