My personal view of integral life

Ken Wilber controls his brain waves on portable EEG

Ken Wibler controls his brain waves on different types of meditative states. This is the famous EEG machine recording where Ken enters various meditative states, one of which is a type of “thoughtless,” “image-less,” or “formless” state, whose correlate is that his brainwaves come to an almost complete stop, as clearly recorded on this portable electroencephalograph (EEG) machine.

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  1. I saw this already earlier, and was a little skeptical… Do you think this is physiologically entirely believable, the ease and magnitude of the effect? What is the scale of the meter, what are the lower cutoffs etc…

  2. I haven´t found any comparable studies on this, have to try to serach for more. The scaling I´m not familiar with so can´t really tell about it… anyway I guess the intention here was to show that long term meditation practice can at best induce different states of consciousness which can be measured with EEG machine also.

    • Sure, but that they have demonstrated long ago, and the brain scan studies I trust more. What I am sceptical about is the ease at which he seems to drop the waves to what appears to be ZERO.

      Another question is whether these brainwave patterns are directly correlated to states of consciousness, or mostly just biofeedback. I think they are at least somewhat, but I don’t know if there are rigorous studies on this (or how to conduct one).

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