Psychophysiological classification and staging of mental states during meditative practice.

  title={Psychophysiological classification and staging of mental states during meditative practice.},
  author={Thilo Hinterberger and Tsutomu Kamei and Harold Walach},
  journal={Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical engineering},
  volume={56 6},
The study of meditation offers a perfect setting for the study of a large variety of states of consciousness. Here, we present a classification paradigm that can be used for staging of individual meditation sessions into a variety of predefined mental states. We have measured 64 channels of the electroencephalogram (EEG) plus peripheral physiological measures in 49 participants with varying experiences in meditation practice. The data recorded in a meditation session of seven meditative tasks… CONTINUE READING

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