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1 Brain and Leadership Professor Frederick Travis, PhD Director, Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition Maharishi University of Management Fairfield, Iowa USA

2 Thinking and action Concrete Experience EmotionsEmotions CEO

3 Stress turns off the CEO of the brain Stress 1. Challenge 2. Stress CE0 Challenge

4 Experience changes the brain….

5 Activation of visual cortex in a sighted person reading a book, in a sighted person reading a book, Activation of visual cortex in a sighted person reading a book, in a sighted person reading a book,

6 Activation of visual cortex: in a sighted person reading a book, in a sighted person reading a book, Activation of visual cortex: in a sighted person reading a book, in a sighted person reading a book, and in a blind person “reading” Braille.

7 Focused Attention: Gamma (20-50 Hz) Travis and Shear, 2010 Conscious Thoughts  Loving-kindness-compassion (Lutz eta l. 2004);  Other studies with single group or case study designs Qigong (Litscher et al, 2001) Zen–3rd ventricle (Huang and Lo, 2009) Diamond Way Buddhism (Lehmann et al., 2001)

8 Focused Attention: Gamma (20-50 Hz) Open Monitoring: Theta (4-8 Hz) Conscious Thoughts Travis and Shear, 2010  Vipassana meditation (Cahn et al., 2010)  Zen meditation (ZaZen) (Murata, et al, 1994)  Sahaja Yoga (Aftanas and Golocheikine, 2001; Baijal & Srinivasan, 2009)  Concentrative Qigong (Pan, Zhang, & Xia, 1994)

9 Focused Attention: Gamma (20-50 Hz) Automatic Self- Transcending: Alpha 1 (8-10 Hz) Open Monitoring: Theta (4-8 Hz) Travis and Shear, 2010 Conscious Thoughts

10 Front Cente r Back Travis et al, 2009 Paradoxical Alpha (TM) Alpha as Idling (eyes closed)

11 Task: 5 sec – 0 sec Alpha BetaGamma

12 TM: 30 sec – 35 sec Alpha BetaGamma

13 Automatic Self- Transcending: Alpha 1 (8-10 Hz) Travis and Shear, 2010 Conscious Thoughts  TM technique (Dillbeck & Bronson, 1981)  TM technique (Travis & Wallace., 1999)  TM technique (Travis et al., 2001)  TM technique (Hebert et al., 2005)  TM technique (Travis & Arenander., 2006)  TM technique (Travis et al., 2010)  Other case study Qigong (Qin, et al, 2009)

14 Transcending during TM

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18 Pure Consciousness

19 Baseline TM Practice FDG- PET Newberg, A., Travis, F., Wintering, N., Nidich, S., Alavi, A. & Schneider, R. Neural Imaging conference, Miami, Fl., 2006. FrontalandParietal Hippo- campus and Thalamus Restful Alertness during TM practice

20 Brain Functioning during Simple and ChoiceReactionTimeTasks

21 1 st Task (Attention) In the first task, you'll see an * in the middle of the screen. Then you'll hear a tone. In the first task, you'll see an * in the middle of the screen. Then you'll hear a tone. As soon as you hear the tone, press the space bar as fast as you can. As soon as you hear the tone, press the space bar as fast as you can. In the first task, you'll see an * in the middle of the screen. Then you'll hear a tone. In the first task, you'll see an * in the middle of the screen. Then you'll hear a tone. As soon as you hear the tone, press the space bar as fast as you can. As soon as you hear the tone, press the space bar as fast as you can.

22 2nd Task (Remain Balanced) In this task, you'll see a number in the middle of the screen; then a blank screen for 1.5 seconds; and then a second number. If the first number is greater, press the left button. If the second number is greater, press the right button. In this task, you'll see a number in the middle of the screen; then a blank screen for 1.5 seconds; and then a second number. If the first number is greater, press the left button. If the second number is greater, press the right button.

23 oCoherenc e oAlpha Amplitude

24 Differences in CNV

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26 Correlation of the Brain Integration Report Card with: * p <.05, ** p <.01 MeanStd R (28) Moral Reasoning 3.460.410.66** Emotional Stability 3.860.850.52** Openness to exp 4.420.470.46* State Anxiety 27.7511.92-0.46* Trait Anxiety 31.2912.23-0.47* oTravis et al 2004, Consciousness and Cognition, 13/2, 401-420.

27 Travis et al, 2009 American University College Students (random assignment to groups) p <.001 Brain Integration during tasks (3-mon TM)

28 Travis et al, 2009 p <.001 American University College Students (random assignment to groups) Brain Integration during tasks (3-mon TM)

29 Travis et al, 2009 p <.001 American University College Students (random assignment to groups) Brain Integration during tasks (3-mon TM)

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35 Thank you. Any Questions? Thank you. Any Questions? Ftravis@mum.edu

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