January 23, 2011

Using EEG for meditation training [quantified self]

Beer van Geer - Project Dagaz from Quantified Self Amsterdam on Vimeo.

From the Amsterdam QS Show&Tell Meetup group: Beer van Geer explains his award-winning Dagaz Project. His application uses the Neurosky EEG headset to quantify brainwaves during meditation on Mandala symbols. Meditation students and practitioners can observe their progress in real-time.

This is very cool considering the recent news indicating that meditation can change the structure of the brain.

Via Quantified Self.

1 comment:

Sunyata said...

Jiddu Krishnamurti telling a joke...

“There are three monks, who had been sitting in deep meditation for many years amidst the Himalayan snow peaks, never speaking a word, in utter silence. One morning, one of the three suddenly speaks up and says, ‘What a lovely morning this is.’ And he falls silent again. Five years of silence pass, when all at once the second monk speaks up and says, ‘But we could do with some rain.’ There is silence among them for another five years, when suddenly the third monk says, ‘Why can’t you two stop chattering?”