Dr. Travis spoke about Maharishi's understanding of consciousness as primary, underlying all of existence, and presented the research on Transcendental Meditation's effect on the brain.
by Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, The Review
28 November 2017
Experts from a variety of disciplines continue to try to understand consciousness, and recently Maharishi University of Management Professor Fred Travis was invited to present his perspective at two conferences in Brazil hosted at top universities in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
The conference in Rio took a multidisciplinary approach to the topic—physics, epistemology, spirituality, neuroscience, and philosophy—with Dr. Travis speaking about Maharishi's understanding of consciousness as primary, underlying all of existence, as well as speaking about his EEG research on the Transcendental Meditation technique.
In Sao Paulo, the focus of the conference was specifically the science of consciousness, with Dr. Travis invited to give a presentation on research on meditation. Speaking to an audience of 350, he described how research shows that different meditation techniques have different effects on the brain.
He explained that the Transcendental Meditation technique differs from other meditation techniques, and presented his finding on the EEG signatures associated with Transcendental Consciousness.
Dr. Travis said that there's increasing interest in Transcendental Meditation in Brazil, and that he met with a member of the nursing faculty who wants to bring the technique to her classes and to do research.
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