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dc.contributor.authorGao, Junling
dc.contributor.authorLeung, Hang Kin
dc.contributor.authorWu, Bonnie Wai Yan
dc.contributor.authorSkouras, Stavros
dc.contributor.authorSik, Hin Hung
dc.PublishedGao, Leung, Wu, Skouras S, Sik. The neurophysiological correlates of religious chanting. Scientific Reports. 2019;9:4262eng
dc.description.abstractDespite extensive research on various types of meditation, research on the neural correlates of religious chanting is in a nascent stage. Using multi-modal electrophysiological and neuroimaging methods, we illustrate that during religious chanting, the posterior cingulate cortex shows the largest decrease in eigenvector centrality, potentially due to regional endogenous generation of delta oscillations. Our data show that these functional effects are not due to peripheral cardiac or respiratory activity, nor due to implicit language processing. Finally, we suggest that the neurophysiological correlates of religious chanting are likely different from those of meditation and prayer, and would possibly induce distinctive psychotherapeutic effects.en_US
dc.publisherNature Researcheng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BYeng
dc.titleThe neurophysiological correlates of religious chantingeng
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2019 The Author(s)eng
dc.source.journalScientific Reports

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