Master's Thesis

Comparison of the effects of mindfulness meditation and breath relaxation on concentration, attention and physical relaxation

Author:

Patrizia Ring

Processing Period:

01.10.2019 - 31.03.2020

Abstract

The aim of this Master's thesis is to illuminate the question to what extent meditation exercises have an influence on attention when completing a task. The work supports the MATS project and aims to answer the question whether relaxation techniques before a task can help to increase attention and concentration. Furthermore, the question is to be examined whether mindfulness meditation before an exercise in the app context has a positive or negative effect on the completion of the exercise. Theoretically, a positive effect through stress reduction and the training of executive functions would be possible; a negative influence through the mental effort of meditation, which possibly exhausts mental capacities.