AN ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHIC STUDY ON THE ZEN MEDITATION (ZAZEN)

@article{Kasamatsu1966ANES,
  title={AN ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHIC STUDY ON THE ZEN MEDITATION (ZAZEN)},
  author={Akira Kasamatsu and Tomio Hirai},
  journal={Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences},
  year={1966},
  volume={20}
}
Zen meditation (ZAZEN) is a spiritual exercise held in the Zen sect of Buddhism. Apart from its religious significance, the training of Zen meditation produces changes not only in the mind but also in the body—these influences are of interest to scientific studies, from the stand point of psychology and physiology. 
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TLDR
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