DOI: 10.14704/nq.2016.14.3.930

A Multidimensional Quantum Model of Brain Activity: the Exploration of Increased Neural Energy States in Daoist Meditation

Chien-Hui Liou, Chao-Hsien Hsieh, Chang-Wei Hsieh, Chi-Hong Wang, Jyh-Horng Chen, Si-Chen Lee


In the study of high energy physics, as subatomic particles are in different energy states, a suitable accelerator is needed to explore information inside the atom at deeper and deeper levels. Particularly, there are different neural energy patterns or neuro-quantum states within the brain associated with meditative practices; to find out certain information inside the body, it is necessary to reach a meditative state having increased energy levels. Here we report that Chinese Original Quiet Sitting (COQS)—one style of Chinese Daoist meditation— exhibits noticeable results about different neural energy levels or quantum types using functional magnetic resonance imaging technique. Two different states within COQS were examined. Firstly, a prolonged rest-like meditative state, maintaining a relatively low energy level and showing both activation and deactivation of certain brain regions, was observed. Secondly, a higher energy state was found, showing different pattern with only positive activation of certain brain regions. In particular, it appears that there is a correlation between pineal activation and this high energy meditation practice. Also, the pineal body seems concerning with the “upper elixir field” which is an important region in Daoist meditation. Our results provide new evidence for a seldom studied aspect of human physiological performance which has life science implications. Also, a multidimensional quantum model of brain activity is established to offer a scientific description more properly.


Qi; Ch’i; quantum; pineal body; upper elixir field; spirit, awareness; multidimensional quantum model

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