Neuroscience Study Finds Evidence That Meditation Increases The Entropy Of Brainwaves
“We are witnessing a significant psychedelic renaissance, both in society and science. Psychedelics are being reconsidered as relatively safe tools to investigate the relationship between brain, mind and consciousness, in addition to promising clinical options to treat certain psychiatric disorders, such as depression,” explained study author Enzo Tagliazucchi a professor in the University of Buenos Aires and manager of the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab.
“I became interested in certain overlaps between the phenomenology (i.e.’what it feels like’) of a few meditation traditions as well as the psychedelic state. As an example, both countries have been consistently linked to a collapse of self-boundaries and a merging of the subjective and objective sides of truth.”
“My colleague Robin Carhart-Harris, one of the main characters of the psychedelic renaissance, has put forward a concept of the psychedelic state for a brain state of greater entropy, and I became interested in finding out whether meditation might also be correlated with increases in the entropy of brain activity.”