Human anterior and frontal midline theta and lower alpha reflect emotionally positive state and internalized attention: high-resolution EEG investigation of meditation

@article{Aftanas2001HumanAA,
  title={Human anterior and frontal midline theta and lower alpha reflect emotionally positive state and internalized attention: high-resolution EEG investigation of meditation},
  author={Ljubomir I. Aftanas and S. A. Golocheikine},
  journal={Neuroscience Letters},
  year={2001},
  volume={310},
  pages={57-60}
}
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