Jayne Gackenbach

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Standard ambulatory night sleep electroencephalograph (EEG) of 11 long-term practitioners of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program reporting "higher states of consciousness" during sleep (the experimental group) was compared to that of nine short-term practitioners and 11 non-practitioners. EEG tracings during stages 3 and 4 sleep showed the(More)
Psychological and physiological stress indices were taken from collegiate swimmers of both sexes prior to a practice session and prior to a meet. At another time these same individuals were administered a scale to ascertain their relative self-reported masculinity and femininity. Analysis of covariance demonstrated that 14 males had higher systolic blood(More)
Video games were evaluated by players very familiar with them, along five cognitive dimensions drawn from the PASS model. These 233 gamers evaluated up to three games each which were then placed into genres defined by GameSpot.com and compared in terms of their perceived cognitive components. Game genre, for which there was sufficient number of evaluations,(More)
Two sets of content analyses were computed on 56 dreams of 27 hard core video game players gathered during semi-structured interviews in the winter term of 2006 at a Canadian college. The standard dream content analysis system from Hall and VandeCastle [19] was used to analyze these dreams as was another content analysis focused upon lucid/control dreaming.(More)
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