標題: Investigation of meditation scenario by quantifying the complexity index of EEG
作者: Lo, Pei-Chen
Huang, Hsuan-Yung
電控工程研究所
Institute of Electrical and Control Engineering
關鍵字: meditation EEG (electroencephalogram);nonlinear dynamic theory;complexity;states of consciousness
公開日期: 1-五月-2007
摘要: A practitioner in true meditation should already transcend the physiological, mental, subconscious, and Alaya state, and eventually attain the spiritual realm. The scientific approach to the scope of Zen meditation provides insight into the mechanism in addition to the vague sketch of meditation sensation and its multiform benefits to human beings. In meditation research, it is difficult to access changes of the consciousness state during meditation. Meditators once transcending the physiological and mental state cannot convey information outside. As a consequence, quantitative results together with post-experimental, subjective narration may provide us with a glimpse of the meditation scenario. This paper mainly reports our preliminary results of quantifying the long-term brain waves, recorded by the electroencephalogram (EEG), for both experimental (meditators) and control groups. Based on the nonlinear dynamic analysis of multi-channel EEG signals, we found that brain dynamics exhibited high delta (Phi/beta EEG) in deep meditation. Three different meditation scenarios have been identified from the running 37 (averaged complexity index) chart. Spatial characteristics also deviate from that of the control group. This observation was summarized from the results of analyzing the meditation EEG's collected from 17 Zen-Buddhist practitioners and 16 control Subjects.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11536/10847
ISSN: 0253-3839
期刊: JOURNAL OF THE CHINESE INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERS
Volume: 30
Issue: 3
起始頁: 389
結束頁: 400
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