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Frederick Travis [8]Frederick T. Travis [3]Fred Travis [1]
  1. Focused attention, open monitoring and automatic self-transcending: Categories to organize meditations from Vedic, Buddhist and Chinese traditions.Fred Travis & Jonathan Shear - 2010 - Consciousness and Cognition 19 (4):1110--1118.
    This paper proposes a third meditation-category—automatic self-transcending— to extend the dichotomy of focused attention and open monitoring proposed by Lutz. Automaticself-transcending includes techniques designed to transcend their own activity. This contrasts with focused attention, which keeps attention focused on an object; and open monitoring, which keeps attention involved in the monitoring process. Each category was assigned EEG bands, based on reported brain patterns during mental tasks, and meditations were categorized based on their reported EEG. Focused attention, characterized by beta/gamma activity, (...)
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    Pure consciousness: Distinct phenomenological and physiological correlates of "consciousness itself".Frederick T. Travis & C. Pearson - 2000 - International Journal of Neuroscience 100 (1):77-89.
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    Autonomic and EEG patterns during eyes-closed rest and transcendental meditation (TM) practice: The basis for a neural model of TM practice.Frederick Travis & R. Keith Wallace - 1999 - Consciousness and Cognition 8 (3):302-318.
    In this single-blind within-subject study, autonomic and EEG variables were compared during 10-min, order-balanced eyes-closed rest and Transcendental Meditation (TM) sessions. TM sessions were distinguished by (1) lower breath rates, (2) lower skin conductance levels, (3) higher respiratory sinus arrhythmia levels, and (4) higher alpha anterior-posterior and frontal EEG coherence. Alpha power was not significantly different between conditions. These results were seen in the first minute and were maintained throughout the 10-min sessions. TM practice appears to (1) lead to a (...)
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    Moral development, executive functioning, peak experiences and brain patterns in professional and amateur classical musicians: Interpreted in light of a Unified Theory of Performance.Frederick Travis, Harald S. Harung & Yvonne Lagrosen - 2011 - Consciousness and Cognition 20 (4):1256-1264.
    This study compared professional and amateur classical musicians matched for age, gender, and education on reaction times during the Stroop color-word test, brainwaves during an auditory ERP task and during paired reaction-time tasks, responses on the Gibbs Sociomoral Reflection questionnaire, and self-reported frequencies of peak experiences. Professional musicians were characterized by: lower color-word interference effects , faster categorization of rare expected stimuli , and a trend for faster processing of rare unexpected stimuli , higher scores on the Sociomoral Reflection questionnaire, (...)
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    Reply to Josipovic: Duality and non-duality in meditation research.Frederick Travis & Jonathan Shear - 2010 - Consciousness and Cognition 19 (4):1122--1123.
    We agree with Josipovic that a fundamental differentiating feature of meditation techniques is whether they remain within the dualistic subject–object cognitive structure, or they transcend this structure to reveal an underlying level of non-dual awareness. Further discussion is needed to delineate the basic non-dual experience in meditation, where all phenomenal content is absent, from the more advanced experience of non-duality in daily life, where phenomenal content is obviously present as well. In this discussion, it is important to recognize that the (...)
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    Does the MRI/fMRI Procedure Itself Confound the Results of Meditation Research? An Evaluation of Subjective and Neurophysiological Measures of TM Practitioners in a Simulated MRI Environment.Frederick Travis, Jonathan Nash, Niyazi Parim & Barry H. Cohen - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
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    Psychological and physiological characteristics of a proposed object-referral/self-referral continuum of self-awareness.Frederick Travis, Alarik Arenander & David DuBois - 2004 - Consciousness and Cognition 13 (2):401-420.
    This research extends and confirms recent brainwave findings that distinguished an individual’s sense-of-self along an Object-referral/Self-referral Continuum of self-awareness. Subjects were interviewed and were given tests measuring inner/outer orientation, moral reasoning, anxiety, and personality. Scores on the psychological tests were factor analyzed. The first unrotated PCA component of the test scores yielded a “Consciousness Factor,” analogous to the intelligence “g” factor, which accounted for over half of the variance among groups. Analysis of unstructured interviews of these subjects revealed fundamentally different (...)
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    Higher theta and alpha1 coherence when listening to Vedic recitation compared to coherence during Transcendental Meditation practice.Frederick Travis, Niyazi Parim & Amrita Shrivastava - 2017 - Consciousness and Cognition 49:157-162.
  9. Brain patterns of self-awareness.Alarik T. Arenander & Frederick T. Travis - 2004 - In Bernard D. Beitman & Jyotsna Nair (eds.), Self-Awareness Deficits in Psychiatric Patients: Neurobiology, Assessment, and Treatment. W.W. Norton & Co. pp. 112-126.
  10. volume I. Consciousness-based education and Maharishi Vedic science.Volume Editor & Frederick Travis - 2011 - In Dara Llewellyn & Craig Pearson (eds.), Consciousness-based education: a foundation for teaching and learning in the academic disciplines. Consciousness-Based Books, Maharishi University of Management.
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  11. Kai Vogeley, Martin Kurthen, Peter Falkai, and Wolfgang Maier. Essential Functions of the Human.Elkhonon Goldberg, Kenneth Podell, J. Proust, Karl H. Pribram, Vittorio Gallese, Marianne Hammerl, Andy P. Field, Frederick Travis, R. Keith Wallace & J. Allan Cheyne - 1999 - Consciousness and Cognition 8:270.
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    Field model of consciousness: EEG coherence changes as indicators of field effects.Frederick T. Travis & D. W. Orme-Johnson - 1989 - International Journal of Neuroscience 49:203-11.