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={L. Aftanas and S. A. Golocheikine},
  journal={Neuroscience Letters},
  year={2001},
  volume={310},
  pages={57-60}
}
  • L. Aftanas, S. A. Golocheikine
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Neuroscience Letters
  • EEG spectral power and coherence estimates in the individually defined delta, theta, alpha-1, alpha-2, and alpha-3 bands were used to identify and characterize brain regions involved in meditative states, in which focused internalized attention gives rise to emotionally positive "blissful" experience. Blissful state was accompanied by increased anterior frontal and midline theta synchronization as well as enhanced theta long-distant connectivity between prefrontal and posterior association… CONTINUE READING
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