Williams, Paul and West, Michael (1975) EEG responses to photic stimulation in persons experienced in meditation. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 39 (5). pp. 519-522.Full text not available from this repository.
The EEGresponses to intermittent photicstimulation were examined in a group of subjects experienced in meditation, and compared with those of a control group. The meditators exhibited a significantly smaller decrement in alpha activity and alpha blocking over the course of the experiment than did the control group, and alpha induction occurred earlier and more frequently in the meditators. These findings support the hypothesis that experienced meditators spontaneously enter the meditative state on closing the eyes, and also the view that physiologically the meditative state is one of prolonged drowsiness. An alternative interpretation, that mediation is a state of sustained attention, is discussed.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology|
|Departments:||Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Centre for Performance-Led HR|
|Deposited On:||12 Sep 2012 10:11|
|Last Modified:||14 Feb 2014 10:59|
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