Analysis of the EEG Alpha Wave Change in Qigong State from the Viewpoint of Attention Theory

Author: Zhang T 1,2//Yamamoto M 1//Hirasawa M 1//Kokado T 1////
Affiliation: National Institute of Radiological Sciences (Chiba, Japan) [1]//Ochanomizu Women's University (Tokyo, Japan) [2]//Nippon Medical School (Tokyo, Japan) [3]
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 1999
Other: Volume ID: 17 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 328-333 , Word Count: 117

The analyzed results of electroencephalograms (EEG) on the implicit perception related to somatic sensation between a qigong master (qi sender) and an ordinary person (qi receiver) in a sensory-shielded state were reported by this group in this journal (15(1) 88-96, 1997, and 16(2) 274-283, 1998). Continuing from the earlier works, in the present paper, those EEGs of the qi sender are divided into two groups, i.e during sending qi or not, and the differences of alpha wave mean amplitudes were statistically tested. Statistically significant increases of alpha wave mean amplitudes were found on the qi-sending period at the right parietal-frontal area around the somatic sensory-motor field. These results are discussed on the basis of the attention theory in cognitive science.