A variety of physiological indicators have been used to show that TM produces very deep rest, even though it is only practised for 20 minutes at a time. This allows you to ‘recharge’ and build up energy for the day.
Scientific research published in Psychosomatic Medicine and the International Journal of Neuroscience has shown that TM produces high level of EEG coherence. In other words, waves in the left and right hemispheres of the brain start to work in synchrony.
This increased coherence has been shown in other studies to correlate to a wide variety of benefits, including:
- Increased fluency of verbal creativity (r=.71)
- Increased efficiency in learning new concepts (r=.50)
- Higher verbal IQ and decreased neuroticism (r=.63)
- Increased neurological efficiency as measured by faster recovery of the paired H-reflex (r=.60)
It has also been found that during TM the percentage of the brain used to respond to stimuli increases.
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