Science And Meditation
Discovery TV recently aired “All you need to know about the brain” in which they reveal that scientists can place an electromagnetic probe inside an average brain and produce instant savant abilities. The implications of modern neuroscience research clearly point to the fact that the brain is quite malleable and adaptable and virtually unlimited in its abilities!
We can now look at what is happening inside the brain!
The human brain is a physical organ that produces a steady flow of electrochemical activity resulting in what we experience as an ‘ocean’ of conscious awareness. Modern scientific instruments can display and record the electrochemical brainwave patterns as they change, so we know what is happening inside the brain while it is working.
We know that there is a direct relationship between where our attention is focused, what mental tasks we are performing and the resulting electrochemical brainwave patterns. Differing mental processes such as problem solving, sleeping, dreaming and changing emotions produce different brainwave patterns.
The most common map of these patterns is:
State Frequency State of mind
Delta 0.5Hz – 4Hz Deep, dreamless sleep
Theta 4Hz – 8Hz Drowsiness and the first stage of sleep and dreaming
Alpha 8Hz – 14Hz Relaxed but alert
Beta 14Hz – 30Hz dragonmanialegendshackonlinez Highly alert and focused
These brainwave patterns change when we take conscious control of our attention and deepen as we consciously isolate our attention on any single focus. The term common