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First International Conference on Invincible Defense:
Scientific Principles to Create Invincibility for Every Nation and Lasting World Peace

Page 11: Technology to Enliven Total Brain Functioning

One of the most important research findings on the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field is that this technology is capable of enlivening the total functioning of the brain, which results in integration among all parts of the brain. The development of total brain functioning through the Maharishi Technology of the Unified Field leads to the full expression of human intelligence and creativity, which is the basis of national strength. This technology of consciousness is thus an important practical aspect of creating a strong, invincible nation.

Research in developmental neurophysiology has found that specific types of experience are necessary for the corresponding areas of the brain to develop [1][2][3]. For total brain functioning to develop, the specific experience of self-referral consciousness—unbounded awareness—is required, which is easily gained during Transcendental Meditation.

Research demonstrates that during Transcendental Meditation the latent reserves of the brain are enlivened [4], which indicates increased use of the brain's total functioning. (Refer to chart below.)

Increased Use of
Hidden Brain Reserves

Increased Use of Hidden Brain Reserves

During the Transcendental Meditation Program, early (sensory) components of the brain's response to somatosensory stimuli are more widely distributed across the cortex, indicating greater participation of the whole brain in responding to a stimulus. Reference: [4].

In contrast to this holistic effect of Transcendental Meditation on the brain, specific mental activities such as reading, speaking, memorizing, etc., activate only specific, isolated brain areas, as indicated by changes in cortical blood flow [5][6][7]. During Transcendental Meditation, however, there is increased cerebral blood flow widely throughout the cortex, in both frontal and posterior regions of the brain [8]. This finding also reflects greater use of total brain functioning.

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