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EEG & Meditation

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:08 am

I remember a thread in the last couple of months regarding brain scans upon meditators, and I had read an article in the Samatha Trusts Journal about EEG scan done on meditators within their group, it is available online here http://www.samatha.org/eeg

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Re: EEG & Meditation

Postby Ben » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:57 am

Thank you Cittasanto, that preliminary study is quite incredible!
Thank you for sharing.
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Re: EEG & Meditation

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:58 am

upon looking at this site again I see the research now has its own website http://www.samadhieeg.org.uk/page13.html
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Re: EEG & Meditation

Postby badscooter » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:26 pm

I find these studies very interesting... Richie Davidson and Jon Kabat Zinn have been involved in studies on meditation in the USA since the 90's... More attention has been given to it in recent years and I think that is awesome!

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Re: EEG & Meditation

Postby marc108 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:58 pm

very very cool. i would love to see someoen like Ajahn Brahm or another great meditation master hooked up to an EEG and see their brain vs a lay meditator.
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Re: EEG & Meditation

Postby badscooter » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:48 pm

marc108 wrote:very very cool. i would love to see someoen like Ajahn Brahm or another great meditation master hooked up to an EEG and see their brain vs a lay meditator.


they did some studies with Tibetan Lamas and Rinpoches.. some reading were off the charts compared to non meditators or lay meditators
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Re: EEG & Meditation

Postby gavesako » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:51 am

Interesting to observe and measure these correlations, but (especially for those who are not experts in the neuro field) it is also good to remember that:

Brain Scans Don't Catch The Brain In Action
by ALVA NOË
http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2012/12/0 ... -in-action


Science And The Allure Of 'Nothing But'
by ALVA NOË
http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2012/12/1 ... othing-but

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