Spatio-temporal pattern of EEG in young Brain Respiration-training children

We have evaluated the effect of 'Brain Respiration' training on brain activity using Karhunen-Loeve (KL) decomposition as a method for spatio-temporal analysis of the electroencephalogram (EEG). EX training is a form of breath-work to optimize the function of the brain by concentrating Qi energy in the brain. Recently, BR-training has been reported to improve emotional maturity (i.e., EQ), short-term memory and intuition (Yoo et al., 1998). EEG data were taken during BR-training from 12 young BR-trainees (average age: 9.4 years) who had trained for 4 to 14 months, and during relaxation from age matched non-trained children. Spatio-temporal analysis showed a significant difference of EEG dynamics in right prefrontal, right inferior frontal, posterior temporal, parietal and occipital areas between BR-trainees and the control group. Amplitude of eigenvector components of BR-trainees in the areas of frontal, temporal and occipital cortex was larger than that of non-trained children (values were smaller in parietal cortex), with remarkably high amplitude alpha coherence all over the scalp. These results suggest that BR-training possibly activates brain function through changes in the activity of the frontal association area where higher mental integration and creative activities are mediated.
Publisher
INST ADVANCED RESEARCH ASIAN SCIENCE MEDICINE
Issue Date
2001
Language
ENG
Keywords

TRANSCENDENTAL-MEDITATION; DYNAMICS; STATE

Citation

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CHINESE MEDICINE, v.29, no.1, pp.23 - 35

ISSN
0192-415X
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/84609
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PH-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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