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Buddhist monks visit Neurocognition of Language Lab

A group of Buddhist monks who visited the TC lab to participate in some experiments a couple of years ago. They performed a simple auditory processing task before, during and after meditation, to see if there were effects on the EEG of entering a meditative state. There were significant effects. Much greater coherence in activation across different brain sites was clearly evident during meditation, and higher coherence persisted even after meditation ended.

Published Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

Buddhist monks visit Neurocognition of Language Lab

A group of Buddhist monks who visited the TC lab to participate in some experiments a couple of years ago. They performed a simple auditory processing task before, during and after meditation, to see if there were effects on the EEG of entering a meditative state. There were significant effects. Much greater coherence in activation across different brain sites was clearly evident during meditation, and higher coherence persisted even after meditation ended.

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