Proposed software to study brain states in Zen meditators

Lin, H., Kuskos, J., & Palma, M. (2013). Towards a Meditation Brain State Model for Scientific Study of Chan. International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies (IJACDT), 3(1), 1-11.

Abstract: Meditation has clear effects in bringing practitioners’ mind into a tranquil state and promoting both the mental and the physical health. The effect of meditation is measurable. The authors propose to establish a model for meditation state by applying modern experimental sciences to brain wave data. The authors start with a project that aims to create an application that takes electroencephalographic (EEG) data and exposes it to various analytical techniques so the resultant brain states can be studied and predicted. The authors present explanations of the design and implementation offered herein.

Furthermore, a summary of the application’s functionality is elucidated. Upon completion, the authors anticipate that this software can be used to produce important and dependable conclusions about a given subject’s brain states and correlate that to an identified physical or psychological activity.

Although their project is still in an early stage towards a model for meditation, through these studies, the authors believe they will be able to make meditation a beneficial practice to promote human’s life in modern society.