The physiology of meditation: A review. A wakeful hypometabolic integrated response

@article{Jevning1992ThePO,
  title={The physiology of meditation: A review. A wakeful hypometabolic integrated response},
  author={Ron Jevning and Robert Keith Wallace and M. Beidebach},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={1992},
  volume={16},
  pages={415-424}
}
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