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Brain mapping shows global EEG coherence during Transcendental Meditation
by Global Good News staff writer

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3 December 2011

Dr Alarik Arenander, a noted scientist and brain researcher, recently talked about the unique effects of the Transcendental Meditation Technique, as seen during EEG brain mapping.

Dr Arenander spoke in regards to a recent course on Vedic Physiology, based on the discovery by Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam, first ruler of the Global Country of World Peace, of the precise, one-to-one correspondence between the structure of total Natural Law found in the Vedic literature and the structures and functions of human physiology.

Dr Arenander described the process of brain mapping by explaining that brain waves are nothing more than electrical impulses that are picked up on the scalp of the individual. The brain waves, he said, 'really reflect on a very fundamental level our consciousness and our mental activities. . . . We can put a person in a room and measure their brain waves and determine whether they're waking, whether they're in deep sleep, whether they're dreaming, whether they're transcending'—experiencing the deepest level of the mind, a state of restful alertness, during Transcendental Meditation.

He showed a few slides with graphics depicting EEG tracings from the front and back of the brain during various activities. The EEG graph showed complex looping during waking activity. These are caused by random and excited neurological behaviour. But once a person begins practising Transcendental Meditation, Dr Arenander explained, the EEG waves become much more coherent, fluctuating together in unison rather than randomly.

Dr Arenander used the graphics to show what happens during Transcendental Meditation practice. 'First the EEG becomes very simple, then the parts become much more orderly, and finally these individual parts that are more orderly coalesce to create a huge global wholeness.'

This global wholeness can also be understood as brain coherence.

Again using brain mapping, Dr Arenander showed how when someone shifts from normal waking state into the practice of Transcendental Meditation, there is a noticeable shift in brain functioning. The change is instantaneous and the increased coherence is immediate and maintained.

In addition, the coherence is global. The increased orderliness of the brain waves can be seen in all areas of the brain: front, back, and left and right sides. This is known as global coherence, or total brain functioning.

Lastly, Dr Arenander showed the noticeable change when people are meditating alone and meditating in a group. This effect can be seen even when the meditating subject does not know when the people around him will begin to meditate as well. Again, global coherence is seen in the brain.

Global Good News will continue to feature Dr Arenander's course on Vedic Physiology.

Related articles:
'Individual is Cosmic' course on Vedic Physiology a great success
Structure of Vedic Physiology course enlivens consciousness, the basis of health

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