Focused attention meditation (FAM) can activate the bilateral dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and increase working memory capacity (WMC) in meditation novices.
Why this matters
Cognitive training, which enhances cognitive attention, emotional regulation, and self-awareness, can improve daily task performance.
One type of cognitive training is mindfulness meditation, one of which is FAM.
FAM increases the top-down attention control as an inhibitory control of attention toward irrelevant stimuli involved in a cognitive task.
As one-session FAM is more cost-effective than long-term FAM intervention and has recently been suggested for workplaces, it is important to understand the effect of one-session FAM in individuals with little to no meditation experience.