Sleep researcher Phillip Low reports on an new technology for self-monitoring abnormal brain function to prevent pathologies. Low describes how brain waves can be measured by an EEG devise and then the signal is sent to a cell phone. Low hopes that by self monitoring, there can be early detection of brain disorders.
Why not also monitor healthy and exceptional brain function, like that which occurs during peak mental performance or deep meditation? Already students at Maharishi University of Management use EEG reports to monitor the growth of higher brain function and coherence resulting from their meditation
1. Increased EEG Coherence during Transcendental Meditation, International Journal of Neuroscience 14: 147–151, 1981.
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