“Mindfulness entails concentrated awareness of one’s thoughts, actions or motivations. Mindfulness involves continually bringing one’s awareness back into the present moment.”

– What is Mindfulness?

If “being present” involves a type of “parallel awareness” that co-exists with focal attention, what are the neurological correlates of “parallel awareness”? What evidence supports the existence of parallel awareness?

If there is evidence, is it something rare except in individuals who are expert practitionersof mindfulness? Or is what seems like parallel awareness just a super-quick back-and-forth switching of focal attention?