Autonomic Stability and Transcendental Meditation

@article{OrmeJohnson1973AutonomicSA,
  title={Autonomic Stability and Transcendental Meditation},
  author={David W. Orme-Johnson},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  year={1973},
  volume={35},
  pages={341–349}
}
  • D. Orme-Johnson
  • Published 1 July 1973
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
&NA; Physiological indices of stress were found to be lower in people who regularly practiced Transcendental Meditation (N=14) than in nonmeditating control subjects (N=16). During normal waking (eyes open) a noxious loud tone (100 db, 0.5 sec, 3000 Hz) was presented to subjects a mean of once every 53 sec at irregular intervals. The stress reaction to each tone, as indicated by the galvanic skin response (GSR), was compared for the two groups. Habituation of the GSR to tones was faster for… Expand

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