Computational protocol: Better Cognitive Performance Is Associated With the Combination of High Trait Mindfulness and Low Trait Anxiety

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[…] The two groups (HMLA and LMHA) and sexes (male and female) served as independent variables for the entire study. For analysis of variance (ANOVA), although it was not a factor of general interest for the analysis (and the number of participants of each gender was consequently lower than if this were to be investigated meaningfully) sex was included to check invariance. All the variables in each experiment were tested for normality using the Shapiro–Wilk test. Given the nature of tasks, we observed the accuracy rate in ANT and CST showed a high significance for this test, i.e., the data were non-normally distributed. We therefore employed non-parametric statistics (MWU) for the analysis of accuracy rates in these two tasks. For the VWM task, and in line with the recommendation of , to analyze WMC and other dependent variables, we dropped the analysis of the small set size condition (set size 2). To perform both parametric and non-parametric tests as appropriate, we used in-built syntaxes in SPSS software (PASW Statistics 18.0.0). In all statistical analyses, corrections for multiple comparisons employed Holm–Bonferroni corrections (; ) as appropriate. All the effect sizes (Cohen’s d) () and power analysis (1- β) were measured using version 3.0.10 of the G∗Power software (). The effect sizes for the MWU are reported as Cohen’s r (). […]

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Software tools SPSS, G*Power
Application Miscellaneous
Organisms Homo sapiens