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Brain Activity During Psychography Significantly Reduced
2012-11-18 07:04:46

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In this week´s online open source journal PLOS ONE, a new study details how brain activity affects individuals who engage in psychography. Psychography, or automatic writing, is a technique used by mediums in an effort to free-write messages from the deceased or from spirits. Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil embarked on this study, analyzing the cerebral blood flow (CBF) of...

2008-09-29 03:00:00

ELIN Danien quietly listens to a meditation tape, eyes closed, as the radioactive tracer is injected into her IV, freezing a picture of the blood flow in her brain. As a research associate at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, Danien is sharp enough to organize an upcoming exhibit on the Mayans, but finds herself increasingly forgetful. Now she is part of a study to determine if meditation can improve brain functioning - to measure how traditional spiritual...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.