Author: Ahn Sang-Hyun//Sung Min-Kyu//Kim Sung-Woon//An Seung-Chan////
Affiliation: Korea Institute of Brain Science (Seoul, South Korea)
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Sci
Date published: 2005
Other: Volume ID: 23 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 164-173 , Word Count: 158
Researchers of the Korea Institute of Brain Science (KIBS) have developed Brain Respiration (BR) which is a brain-development program using Qi. In the BR training course, we found paranormal phenomenon in which children could obtain visual information under conditions of non-visual sensing. We named the phenomenon HSP (Heightened Sensory Perception); it can be developed through a training program based on somatosensory perception. In view of that, HSP is considered to be different from extrasensory perception. In the paper, first, we summarize demonstrations of HSP since 1998. Second, we introduce EEG and fMRI results of HSP, where blindfolded subjects were presented with randomly displayed stimuli (colors and shapes) on a monitor. The control state was achieved in the same experimental conditions but with eyes-open and no blindfold. We found through fMRI and EEG analyses that during HSP specific areas were activated and alpha and gamma waves changed spatiotemporally. Finally, we discuss the problems raised in the experiments and their analyses.