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Scientific Research on Meditation

Here are some interesting articles from peer reviewed journals about transcendental meditation. Check back later. We'll put the abstracts here for your review.

"The Transcendental Meditation Program and Postconventional Self-Development: A 10-year Longitudinal Study" - Authors: Howard M. Chandler; Charles N. Alexander; Dennis P. Heaton. Maharishi University of Management.
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"Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Study of Effects of Transcendental Meditation Practice on Interhemispheric Frontal Asymmetry and Frontal Coherence" - Authors: Frederick Travis; Alarik Arenander. Informa Healthcare. Intern. J. Neuroscience, 116:1519-1538, 2006.
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"Effects of Level of Meditation Experience on Attentional Focus: Is the Efficiency of Executive or Orientation Networks Improved?" - Authors: Davina Chan, Ph.D. and Marjorie Woollacott, Ph.D. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Volume 13, Number 6, 2007, pp. 651-657.
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"Brain Scanners Trying to Pinpoint our Virtues Within" - Author: Dan Vergano; USA Today.

"Brief Communication Physiological Patterns During Practice of the Transcendental Meditation Technique Compared With Patterns While Reading Sanskrit and a Modern Language" - Authors: Frederick Travis; Theresa Olson, Thomas Egenes and Hemant K. Gupta. Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa 52557.

"A Pilot Study Comparing the Effects of Mindfulness-Based and Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Reduction" - Authors: Bruce W. Smith, Ph.D., Brian M. Shelley, M.D., Jeanne Dalen, M.A., Kathryn Wiggins, B.S., Erin Tooley, B.A., and Jennifer Bernard, B.A. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Volume 14, Number 3, 2008, pp. 251-258.

"Differential Effects of Relaxation Techniques on Ultraweak Photon Emission" - Authors: Eduard P.A. Van Wijk, Ph.D., Rainer Ludtke, Ph.D., and Roeland Van Wijk, Ph.D. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 14 Number 3, 2008, pp. 241-250.

"The Neuroscientific Study of Religious and Spiritual Phenomena: Or Why God Doesn't Use Biostatistics" - Authors: Andrew B. Newberg and Bruce Y. Lee. Zygon, vol. 40, no. 2 (June 2005).

"Effect of Group Practice of the Transcendental Meditation Program on Biochemical Indicators of Stress in Non-Meditators: A Prospective Time Series Study" - Authors: Kenneth G. Walton; Kenneth L. Cavanaugh; Nirmal D. Pugh. Maharishi University of Management. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 2005, 17, 339-373.

"PARADIGMS - Systematic Review of the Efficacy of Meditation Techniques as Treatments for Medical Illness" - Authors: Albert J. Arias, M.D., Karen Steinberg, Ph.D., Alok Banga, M.D., and Robert L. Trestman, M.D., Ph.D. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 12, Number 8, 2006, pp. 817-832.


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