Last updated on: 24 April 2019

Peer Reviewed Research Articles

  • Pozuelos, J. P., Mead, B., R., Rueda, M. R., & Malinowski, P. (2019). Short-term mindful breath awareness training improves inhibitory control and response monitoring. Progress in Brain Research, 244, 137-163. doi: 10.1016/bs.pbr.2018.10.019
  • Schneider, J., Malinowski, P., Watson, P., & Lattimore, P. (2019). The role of mindfulness in physical activity: A systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 20 (3) 448-463. doi: 10.1111/obr.12795
  • Schöne, B., Gruber, T., Graetz, S., Bernhof, M., & Malinowski, P. (2018). Mindful breath awareness meditation facilitates efficiency gains in brain networks: A steady-state visually evoked potentials study. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 13687. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-32046-5
  • Fisher, N. R., Mead, M. R., Lattimore, P. & Malinowski, P. (2017). Dispositional mindfulness and reward motivated eating: The role of emotion regulation and mental habit. Appetite, 118, 41-48. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.07.019
  • Jo, H. G., Malinowski, P. & Schmidt, S. (2017). Frontal theta dynamics during response conflict in long-term mindfulness meditators. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11: 299  doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00299
  • Lattimore, P., Mead, B. R., Irwin, L., Grice, L., Carson, R. & Malinowski, P. (2017). ‘I can’t accept that feeling’: Relationships between interoceptive awareness, mindfulness and eating disorder symptoms in females with, and at-risk of an eating disorder. Psychiatry Research, 247, 163-171  doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.11.022
  • Malinowski, P. (2017). A snapshot of the science of meditation and mindfulness [Review of the book Presence: How Mindfulness and Meditation Shape Your Brain, Mind, and Life, by P. Verhaeghen]. PsycCRITIQUES, 62 (46). doi: 10.1037/a0041138
  • Malinowski, P., Moore, A. W., Mead, B. R. & Gruber, T. (2017). Mindful Aging: The effects of regular brief mindfulness practice on electrophysiological markers of cognitive and affective processing in older adults. Mindfulness, 8(1), 78-94.  doi: 10.1007/s12671-015-0482-8
  • Malinowski, P. & Shalamanova, L. (2017). Meditation and cognitive ageing: The role of mindfulness meditation in building cognitive reserve. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement 1(2), 96-106.  doi: 10.1007/s41465-017-0022-7
  • Fisher, N. R., Lattimore, P. & Malinowski, P. (2016). Attention with a mindful attitude attenuates subjective appetitive reactions and food intake following food-cue exposure. Appetite, 99, 10-16.  doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.12.009
  • Malinowski, P. & Lim, H. J. (2015). Mindfulness at work: Positive affect, hope, and optimism mediate the relationship between dispositional mindfulness, work engagement and wellbeing. Mindfulness, 6(6), 1250-1262. doi: 10.1007/s12671-015-0388-5
  • Stumbrys, T., Erlacher, D. & Malinowski, P. (2015). Meta-awareness during day and night: the relationship between mindfulness and lucid dreaming. Imagination, Cognition and Personality 34(4), 415-433. doi: 10.1177/0276236615572594
  • Malinowski, P. (2013). Neural mechanisms of attentional control in mindfulness meditation. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 7, 8. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2013.00008
  • Moore, A.W., Gruber T., Derose, J. and Malinowski, P. (2012). Regular, brief mindfulness meditation practice improves electrophysiological markers of attentional control. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, 18. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00018
  • Chiesa, A. & Malinowski, P. (2011). Mindfulness based approaches: are they all the same? Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67(4), 1-21. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20776 - [pdf]
  • Lattimore, P., Fisher, N., & Malinowski, P. (2011). A Cross-sectional Investigation of Trait Disinhibition and its Association with Mindfulness and Impulsivity. Appetite, 56, 241-248. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2010.12.007 - [pdf]
  • Moore, A. & Malinowski, P. (2009). Meditation, mindfulness and cognitive flexibility. Consciousness & Cognition, 18(1), 176-186. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2008.12.008 - [pdf]
  • Malinowski, P. (2008). Mindfulness as psychological dimension: Concepts and applications. Irish Journal of Psychology, 29(1),155-166. [pdf]
  • Malinowski, P., Fuchs, S. & Müller, M.M. (2007). Sustained division of spatial attention to multiple locations within one hemifield. Neuroscience Letters, 414 (1), 65–70. [pdf]
  • Müller, M. M., Andersen, S., Trujillo, N. J., Valdés-Sosa, P., Malinowski, P., & Hillyard, S. A. (2006). Feature-selective attention enhances color signals in early visual areas of the human brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the USA, 103(38), 14250-14254. [pdf]
  • Gruber, T., Malinowski, P. & Müller, M.M. (2004). Modulation of oscillatory brain activity and evoked potentials in a repetition priming task in the human EEG. European Journal of Neuroscience, 19, 1073-1082. [pdf]
  • Müller, M. M., Malinowski, P., Gruber, T., & Hillyard, S. A., (2003). Sustained division of the attentional spotlight. Nature, 424(6946), 309-312. [pdf]
  • Hübner, R., & Malinowski, P. (2002). The effect of response competition on functional hemispheric asymmetries for global/local processing. Perception & Psychophysics, 64(8), 1290-1300. [pdf]
  • Malinowski, P., Hübner, R., Keil, A., & Gruber, T. (2002). The influence of response competition on cerebral asymmetries for processing hierarchical stimuli revealed by ERP recordings. Experimental Brain Research. 144(1), 136-139. [pdf]
  • Hübner, R. & Malinowski, P. (2001). How to produce an absent-advantage in visual search. Perception & Psychophysics, 63(2), 258-271. [pdf]
  • Malinowski, P. & Hübner, R. (2001). The effect of familiarity on visual-search performance: Evidence for learned basic features. Perception & Psychophysics, 63(3), 458-463. [pdf]

Books and Book Chapters

  • Malinowski, P. (2019). Vielfalt Meditation: Ein Überblick über Meditations- und Achtsamkeitsübungen Wiesbaden: Springer Nature. [Varieties of Meditation: An overview of meditation and mindfulness practices] - publisher website
  • Malinowski, P. (2017). Mindfulness. In S. Schneider & M. Velmans (Eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness, 2nd edition. Oxford: Wiley & Son. [publisher website]
  • Malinowski, P. (2013). Flourishing through meditation and mindfulness. In S. David, I. Boniwell & A. Conley Ayers (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Happiness (pp. 384-396). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [publisher website]
  • Malinowski, P. (2012). Wirkmechanismen der Achtsamkeitspraxis. Wie fördert Meditation positive psychologische Veränderungen? In M. Zimmermann, C. Spitz & S. Schmidt (Eds.), Achtsamkeit: Ein buddhistisches Konzept erobert die Wissenschaft. Hans Huber [publisher website]
  • Malinowski, P. (2010). Flourishing – Welches Glück hätten Sie gern?: Positive Eigenschaften kultivieren und Schwierigkeiten meistern. München: Random House/Irisiana. [ Flourishing microsite: Flourishing: Das Buch or publisher website]
  • Malinowski, P. (2007). The mind, the Buddha and the brain. In: A. Przybyslawski: From Buddhism to science and back (pp. 105-128). Vélez-Málaga: ITAS. [also in German and Polish]
  • Malinowski, P. (2005). Karmapa-Meditation. In M. Fuchs, J. Jakumeit & K. Neukirchen (Eds.), Best of Buddhismus Heute 3: Praxis und Meditation (pp. 50-57). Hamburg: Buddhismus Heute Versand.

Popular Writings

  • Malinowski, P. (2016). Zum achtsamen Umgang mit Achtsamkeit. Buddhismus Aktuell, 29(1), 48-50.
  • Malinowski, P. (2013). Science and Meditation. Buddhism Today, 32, 38-41.
  • Malinowski, P. (2013). The 16th Karmapa Meditation. Buddhism Today, 31, 36–41.
  • Malinowski, P. (2011). Meditation in the Lab: Science Discovers Buddhism. The Middle Way, 85(4), 223-230.
  • Malinowski, P. (2006). The brain in meditation: Part 2. Buddhism Today, 18, 28-31.
  • Malinowski, P. (2006). The brain in meditation: Part 1. Buddhism Today, 17, 6-11.
  • Malinowski, P. (2003). Das Gehirn – Quelle des Bewusstseins? Buddhismus Heute, 35, 78-85.[in German]
  • Malinowski, P. (2003). Mózg zródlem swiadomosci? Diamentowa Droga, 33, 55-60. [in Polish]

Selected Conference Proceedings

  • Fisher, N., Lattimore, P. & Malinowski, P. (2015). Mindful attention attenuates subjective appetitive reactions and food intake following food-cue exposure. Cultivating the Mind: Meditation and Mindfulness Research and Practice Day, Liverpool, 18 November 2015.
  • Fisher, N., Lattimore, P. & Malinowski, P. (2015). A mindful eating programme for a community sample wanting to develop a healthy relationship with food: A mixed method pilot study. Cultivating the Mind: Meditation and Mindfulness Research and Practice Day, Liverpool, 18 November 2015.
  • Schöne, B., Malinowski, P. & Gruber, T. (2015). Mindfulness meditation facilitates the formation of expert networks: A steady state visually evoked potential study. Psychologie & Gehirn 2015, Frankfurt, 4 – 6 June 2015.
  • Malinowski, P. (2014). Improving attentional functions through mindfulness practice. International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, Boston (MA), 30 Oct - 2 Nov 2014.
  • Malinowski, P. (2014). Facilitating healthy ageing: The neuroprotective effects of mindfulness. Behind and Beyond the Brain. 10th Symposium of the Bial Foundation. Porto, March 26-29, 2014.
  • Pozuelos-López, J., Mead, B. R., Rueda, M. & Malinowski, P. (2014). Influence of mindfulness training on cognitive control mechanisms: The impact of a short-term mindfulness training on attention-related processes. Neuroscience of Mindfulness Conference, Bangor, April 11-15, 2014.
  • Malinowski, P., Gruber, T. & Supp, G. G. (2012).  Does meditation practice modulate the dynamics of attentional neural networks? An EEG study. Behind and Beyond the Brain. 9th Symposium of the Bial Foundation. Porto, March 28-31, 2012.
  • Malinowski, P., Mead, B. and Pozuelos-López J. (2011). Individual levels of mindfulness predict brain activity related to inhibitory control and response monitoring. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Conference Abstract: XI International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON XI). [abstract]
  • Pozuelos-López, J., Mead, B., Rueda, M. and Malinowski, P. (2011). Mindfulness and cognitive control: are they really related? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Conference Abstract: XI International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON XI). [doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2011.207.00260]
  • Lattimore, P., Malinowski, P. and Fisher, N. (2011). “Oops I’ve (over) eaten again!” Mindfulness as a mediator of the relationship between adverse psychological symptoms and opportunistic eating (TEFQ). Appetite 57 (2), 536. [doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2011.05.006]
  • Lattimore, P., Malinowski, P. and Fisher, N. (2011). “Over eating… again”: Testing the model of mindfulness as mediator between psychological symptoms and opportunistic eating (TFEQ). Appetite 57 (2), 536. [doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2011.05.007]
  • Lattimore, P. & Malinowski, P. (2008). Watching how you eat!: Mindfulness and disinhibited eating, Meeting abstract, Appetite, 51, 762.


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