Optimizing Meditation Based on Personality and Brain Dynamics Transitions

Designing meditation programs through Buddhist textual analysis

Various East Asian traditions of thought have explored methods to cultivate peace of mind and compassion for others by observing the inner mind through meditation. In the traditional knowledge accumulated through this process, we believe that there are still hidden significant findings that can be used in cooperation with modern brain science. In this research project, we will provide information on meditation for "data-driven modeling" and "neurofeedback" by investigating and analyzing the original texts of Buddhism and other schools of thought using a philological method, and by being involved in the selection of meditation experts to serve as subjects. At the same time, we will provide full support for the creation of content for a meditation application to be installed in a smartphone application for social implementation of the research results.

Kenryo Minowa

Intervention research with the project-made smartphone application

I am in charge of evaluating the intervention effect of tailored meditation program. Since the program modifies its contents for each participant, the evaluation of its intervention effect requires a large number of participants. Therefore, we will implement the developed intervention program into the smartphone application so that a lot of people can participate the intervention. I manage the smartphone application development and intervention research using it.

Issaku Kawashima