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Australia: In Perth, Dr Fred Travis presents on brain activity during Transcendental Meditation
by Global Good News staff writer

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16 August 2013

On the last stop of his recent lecture tour of Australia, neuroscientist Dr Fred Travis visited Perth.

Dr Travis is the Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition at Maharishi University of Management in the USA and is an expert in studying the effects of Transcendental Meditation on brain functioning.

One of the lectures Dr Travis gave in Perth was closely related to his research. The lecture was called 'Meditation Changes the Brain'.

Dr Travis presented a live demonstration of the effects of meditation on brain activity at Curtin University in Perth. He invited a young Transcendental Meditation practitioner to be hooked up to an EEG machine so her brain waves could be monitored and shown to the audience both in normal eyes-open activity and also while meditating. Her meditating brain waves showed a high level of coherence, said Dr Travis, adding that the audience could see a clear difference between the two activities.

The lecture began with a Skype call with award-winning film director David Lynch before Dr Travis proceeded to talk about meditation, creativity, and the brain.

Dr Travis later presented the grand rounds at Abbotsford Private Hospital for adults with psychiatric and psychological conditions. He presented to about 30 clinicians and psychologists who engaged in a lively discussion about the differences between Transcendental Meditation and other systems of meditation.

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