publication . Article . 1980

Meditation and the EEG.

West, Michael;
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  • Published: 01 May 1980 Journal: Psychological Medicine, volume 10, pages 369-375 (issn: 0033-2917, eissn: 1469-8978, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<jats:title>SYNOPSIS</jats:title><jats:p>Previous research on meditation and the EEG is described, and findings relating to EEG patterns during meditation are discussed. Comparisons of meditation with other altered states are reviewed and it is concluded that, on the basis of existing EEG evidence, there is some reason for differentiating between meditation and drowsing. Research on alpha-blocking and habituation of the blocking response during meditation is reviewed, and the effects of meditation on EEG patterns outside of meditation are described. In conclusion, the need for more precisely formulated research is pointed out.</jats:p>
Subjects
free text keywords: Applied Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Psychotherapist, Meditation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Research on meditation, Habituation, Electroencephalography, medicine.diagnostic_test, medicine, Relaxation Therapy, Psychology
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publication . Article . 1980

Meditation and the EEG.

West, Michael;