Brian Bruya
Eastern Michigan University
Based on recent findings, we propose a framework for a relationship among attention, effort and optimal performance. Optimal performance often refers to an effortless and automatic, flow-like state of performance. Mindfulness regulates the focus of attention to optimal focus on the core component of the action, avoiding too much attention that could be detrimental for elite performance. Balanced attention is a trained state that can optimize any particular attentional activity on the dual-process spectrum.
Keywords Attention  Flow  Mindfulness  Meditation  Performance
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DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00647
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