As neuro-scientific studies have shown, various meditative states reached due to practice of a particular meditation technique (those that involve focus on an object and those that are objectless) are associated with different electroencephalogram (EEG) spatio-temporal and oscillatory signatures and such signatures are directly related to baseline neuropshychological profiles of practitioners. Therefore, if one knows in advance his/hers individual qEEG profile, he or she could choose the meditation/yoga technique which would be most suitable.

In this context individual qEEG profile provides information on strength and weaknesses of individual’s brain functioning and cognitive skills, and by doing so it guides individuals, coaching staff and trainers to select individualised training protocols which permit people unlock the full potential of their brains and minds.

KalpaTaru is a company with a long history of meditation and yoga training through a combination of the humanistic and scientific traditions in order to promote a humane sustainable future. KalpaTaru utilises the knowledge obtained through the scientific research of BM-Science Centre in the field of cognitive psychophysiology and neuroscience for the purposes of guiding the meditation/yoga programs. The qEEG-guided meditation is individually adjusted meditation based on your qEEG profile (measurement of brain electrical activity).

 

Screening for personalized brain baseline

Based on numerous scientific studies in cognitive neuroscience an innovative, scientifically based qEEG Screening tool was developed that helps to quantify objectively status of brain and mind.

Measurement of the brain and mind functioning is based on the premise that there are distinct states and traits characteristics. State refers to the situational characteristics of qEEG, whereas trait refers to the basic constitutional characteristics of qEEG. This particular qEEG Screening tool measures only trait (long-term) characteristics of qEEG.

The qEEG Screening tool provides personalized assessment of key trait factors such as general vigilance level, speed of cognitive processes, positivity/negativity bias, motivation tendency, sociability, anxiety tendency, stress resistance and level of brain resources. The objective assessment of brain baseline allows for rojectin of real world functioning. Establishing a personalized brain baseline is the first step to managing behavioural and mental health.

The qEEG screening tool is based on mathematical and statistical processing of digital EEG, which condenses the qEEG data to a single page color-coded summary - the qEEG Screening Profile. The qEEG Screening Profile provides the integrated result of the analysis of multiple indices related to brain and mind functioning that are derived from qEEG data from a 19-channel EEG recording with a standard International 10-20 electrode placement system. The qEEG Screening Profile consists of 9 evaluation metrics that provide an easy to understand quantitative values for otherwise complicated neurophysiological constructs.

 

Monitoring meditation effectiveness

Establishing a brain baseline allows for individuals to act as their own controls in measuring the efficacy of personalized meditation training and outcomes. The qEEG Screening tool offers objective "before and after" evaluation of meditation training efficacy. Regular monitoring is important for promoting meditation training adherence and to demonstrate meditation training outcomes.

 

Privacy and client data

Within our practice, our team works according to the Helsinki Declaration on Ethical Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects. According to this Declaration responsibility, integrity, respect and expertise are of paramount importance. In agreement with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) act, participant data are kept with great care to ensure that the privacy of our participants is protected (see our Privacy Policy). Information will not be shared with third parties unless the participant has given written permission.

Before the qEEG research takes place, the participant will be asked to take note of a consent form and sign it. In this statement the participant is asked if his/her qEEG data can be used anonymously in scientific research.