An interesting study, reviewed by BPS (a link to original study is embedded in the review for those interested). While the study has noted flaws (they all do :), it is in support of other areas of similar research and I see parallels to fundamental mind-body constructs.
Cognitive reappraisal is intimately linked to self-referential processes and mindfulness constructs. Awareness of the storylines that we tell ourselves about an experience, followed by re-scripting of that story, is associated with top-down neurocognitive processes – capable of influencing attentional and emotional modulation as reflected in, for example, amygdala activity; also capable of influencing pain unpleasantness and intensity.
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