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Title: Psychophysiological correlates of meditation
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: R. L. Woolfolk

Description: The scientific research that has investigated the physiological changes associated with meditation as it is practiced by adherents of Indian Yoga, Transcendental Meditation, and Zen has not yielded a thoroughly consistent, easily replicable pattern of responses. The majority of studies show meditation to be a wakeful state accompanied by a lowering of cortical and autonomic arousal. The investigations of Zen and Transcendental Meditation have thus far produced the most consistent findings. Additional research into the mechanisms underlying the phenomena of meditation will require a shifting from old to new methodological perspectives that allow for adequate experimental control and the testing of theoretically relevant hypotheses.

Publisher Place: Chicago, Ill.
Publisher: American Medical Association
Normalized publisher place: Chicago, Ill.
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.ama-assn.org/
Published Date: 1975-10
Subject: Meditation research
Electroencephalography (EEG)
Galvanic skin response
Transcendental meditation
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Contemplative Practices -- Zen Meditation/Zazen
Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Zen/Ch’an Buddhism
Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- International Medicine -- Clinical Studies on Meditation
Cultural Coverage: United States
Temporal coverage: 20th century CE
Language: English
Series 2 editor:
Source URL: http://archpsyc.ama-assn.org/
Source: Archives of General Psychiatry
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 32
Source Number: 10
Source Page Numbers: 1326-1333
Start Date: 1959
Frequency of publication: Monthly
Submissions: Instruction for authors
ISBN/ISSN: 0003-990X
Location and access number: 1180661

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Resource Type: Article
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Date Last Modified: 2005-12-20 18:58:07
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