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Meditation and the EEG

West, Michael (1980) Meditation and the EEG. Psychological Medicine, 10 (2). pp. 369-375. ISSN 0033-2917

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    Abstract

    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.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Psychological Medicine
    Additional Information: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=PSM The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Psychological Medicine, 10 (2), pp 369-375, © 1980 Cambridge University Press.
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Centre for Performance-Led HR
    ID Code: 57332
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 03 Oct 2012 11:13
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:59
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57332

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