--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "markmeredith2002" 
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <sparaig@> wrote:
> >
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, bob_brigante <no_reply@> 
wrote:
> > >
> > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, johnlasher20002000 
> > > <no_reply@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > As I'm sure any of the psychologists on the list who have 
worked
> with
> > > > EEG biofeedback can attest, and I also have personal 
experience
> with,
> > > > a scalp electrode to provide brainwave feedback only measures 
a tiny
> > > > electrical impulse. Any movement or even blinking the eyes 
will
> > > > interfere with the accuracy of the reading. How can the TMO 
results
> > > > showing maximum brainwave coherence (which is a  Fourier 
Analysis of
> > > > the outputs) while flying be possible. The movement would
> destroy the
> > > > data output???
> > > >
> > > 
> > > ****************
> > > 
> > > Probably those muscle artifacts have a characteristic signature 
which 
> > > is ignored or minimized by the program which does the fast 
fourier 
> > > analysis.
> > >
> > 
> > That's one way of doing it. David OJ says they did it by visual
> inspection of the EEG, which 
> > is generally more accurate. The MOST accurate way of doing it is 
to
> have one (or more?) 
> > time-coded video camera on the person and deleting any EEG that
> occurs when there is a 
> > visible twitch, but I don't think most researchers  bother with
> that, at least not these days.
> 
> While at the Berkeley TM center, I worked with a world class
> physiology professor there to do an EEG study of yogic flying, got
> permission for her to watch a flying session and begin designing the
> study.  She was a meditator with a positive view of TM, was excited
> about the project.  After seeing a flying session, she said it was
> impossible to get anything close to an accurate reading of yogic
> flying using an EEG and the coherence studies "during liftoff" were
> nonsense.

Except that the coherence studies were immediately
*before* liftoff, if you read the rest of the thread.








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