Clinical Trial

Metta Meditation Training on Prosocial Behavior

Study Description

Metta Meditation Training on Prosocial Behavior

The purpose of the study is to look at the impact of a metta meditation training on prosocial behavior and socio-affective brain responses. The training involves an 8-week, online administration of guided metta meditation practices aimed at generating feelings of kindness and compassion for other people. The study examines how participants respond to thinking about familiar others and strangers using behavioral and brain-imaging measures. This study will be important for understanding how people develop the capacity to be prosocial towards other individuals, which is a key component of adaptive social behavior.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Metta meditation

Administered 5 days per week for 8 weeks.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Identifying Neural Correlates of Altruism

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03894930

ParticipAid ID

eXDAoe