Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Asian Traditions of Meditation$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Halvor Eifring

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780824855680

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HAWAII SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hawaii.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hawaii University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use.date: 28 March 2020

The Science of Meditation

The Science of Meditation

Chapter:
(p.227) 12 The Science of Meditation
Source:
Asian Traditions of Meditation
Author(s):

Are Holen

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.003.0012

The first big wave of scientific research on meditation came in the 1970s and mainly focused on the physiology of relaxation. The second wave, which is still ongoing, has a stronger focus on modes of attention and their neural correlates. In both waves of meditation research, Anglo-American scientists have dominated the arena, but the kinds of meditation investigated have almost exclusively been of Asian origin. This essay argues that the shifting focus of scientific studies is not only determined by the available scientific methodology, but also by the form of meditation under investigation, as well as the influence from society and popular culture.

Keywords:   de-contextualization, re-contextualization, relaxation response, physiology, neuroimaging, mind wandering, default mode network, Mindfulness, Transcendental Meditation (TM), Acem Meditation

Hawaii Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.