Publications of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition

Recent Published Research

Charles, G., Travis, F. and Smith, J (in press) Policing and Spirituality: Their Impact on Brain Integration and Consciousness. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion

Travis, F. (in press). Transcendental Experiences during Meditation Practice, New York Academy of Sciences.

Rees, B., Travis, F., Shapiro, D., and Chant, R. (2014). Significant Reductions in Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Congolese Refugees after 10 days Transcendental Meditation Practice. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 26, 295–298.d

Heaton, D., & Travis, F. (2013). Consciousness, empathy, and the brain. In K. Pavlovich and K. Krahnke (Eds.), Organizing through empathy, pp. 17-33. Oxford, UK: Routledge.

Rees, B., Travis, F., Shapiro, D., and Chant, R. (2013). Reduction in Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Congolese Refugees Practicing Transcendental Meditation. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 2013, 26, 295–298.

Lagrosen, Y, Travis, F and Lagrosen, S. (2012). Brain Integration as a driver for QM success.

International Journal of Quality & Service Sciences, 4(3), 253-269.

Travis, F. (2012). Core and Matrix Thalamic Nuclei: Parallel Circuits Involved in Content of Experience and General Wakefulness. NeuroQuantology. 10(2), 46-53.

Harung H.S., Travis F. (2012). Higher mind-brain development in successful leaders: testing a unified theory of performance. Cognitive Processing. 13: 171-181.

Heaton, D. P., Travis, F. & Subramaniam, R. (2012). A Consciousness-Based approach to management education for integrity. In C. Wankel and A. Stachowicz-Stanusch (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Teaching Ethics in Business and Management Education, pp. 66-79, Hershey PA, IGI Global.

Ludwig, M., Travis F. et al (2011), Brain activation and cortical thickness in experienced meditators, dissertation, The California School of Professional Psychology , Alliant International University, San Diego

Grosswald, S.J. and Travis, F. (2011) ADHD and Stress: The Role of Meditation to Reduce Stress, and Improve Brain Function and Behavior Regulation. In Current Directions in ADHD and Its Treatment, pg 195-210

Travis F. (2011). Mindfulness and psychologic well-being: are they related to type of meditation technique practiced? J Altern Complement Med. 2011 Nov;17(11):983-4.

Travis, F. (2011) Comparison of Coherence, Amplitude, and eLORETA Patterns during Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Practice, International Journal of Psychophysiology, 81, 198–202

Haaga D., Grosswald S., Gaylord-King C., Rainforth M., Tanner M., Travis F., Nidich S., Schneider, R. (2011). Effects of the Transcendental Meditation Program on Substance Use Among University Students. Cardiology Research and Practice, 53, 71-80.

Travis, F. (2011). States of Consciousness Beyond Waking, Dreaming and Sleeping: Perspectives from Research on Meditation Experiences. In D. Certkovik, I Cosvic. States of Consciousness: Experimental Insights into Meditation, Waking, Sleep and Dreams. Frontier collection.

Travis F, Grosswald S and Stixrud W. July (2011) ADHD, Brain Functioning, and Transcendental Meditation Practice. Mind & Brain, The Journal of Psychiatry., 2(1). 73-81.

Travis, F., Harung, H. and Lagrosen, Y. (2011). Moral Development, Peak Experiences and Brain Patterns in Professional and Amateur Classical Musicians: Support for a Unified Theory of Performance, Consciousness and Cognition, 20, 1256–1264

Harung H.S., Travis F., Pensgaard A.M., Boes R., Cook-Greuter S., Daley K., (2011). High Levels of Brain Integration in World-class Norwegian Athletes: Towards a Brain Measure of Performance Capacity in Sports. Scandinavian Journal of Exercise and Sport, 1, 32-41.

Travis, F. and S. Brown, (2011). My Brain Made Me Do It: Brain Maturation and Levels of Self-Development, in The Postconventional Personality: Perspectives on Higher Development, A.H. Pfaffenberger, P.W. Marko, and T. Greening, Editors, SUNY Press: New York, pg. 23-38.

Travis, F. and Shear, J. (2010). Reply to Josipovic: Duality and non-duality in meditation research, Consciousness and Cognition, 19: 1120-1121.

Travis, F. and Shear, J. (2010) Focused Attention, Open Monitoring and Automatic Self-Transcending: Categories to Organize Meditations from Vedic, Buddhist and Chinese Traditions, Consciousness and Cognition. 19:1110-1119.

Travis, F., Haaga, D.H., Hagelin, J., Tanner, M., A., Nidich, S., Gaylord-King, C., Grosswald, S., Rainforth, M., & Schneider, R. (2010). A Self-Referral Default Brain State: Patterns of Coherence, Power, and eLORETA Sources during Eyes-Closed Rest and the Transcendental Meditation Practice. Cognitive Processes, 11(1), 21-30.

Nidich S.I., Rainforth M.V., Haaga D.A., Travis, F., Carolyn King, John Salerno, Melissa Tanner, Sarina Grosswald and Robert Schneider (2009). A randomized controlled trial on effects of the Transcendental Meditation program on blood pressure , psychological distress, and coping in young adults. Am J Hypertens 22,1326-31.

Harung, H.F., Travis, F., Blank, W., Heaton, D. (2009) Higher development, brain integration, and excellence in leadership, Management Decision, 47(6), 872 – 894.

Travis, F. (2009). Brain functioning as the ground for spiritual experiences and ethical behavior. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, 78(5), 26-32.

Travis, F., Haaga, D.H., Hagelin, J., Tanner, M., Nidich, S., Gaylord-King, C., Grosswald, S., Rainforth, M., & Schneider, R. (2009). Effects of Transcendental Meditation Practice on Brain Functioning and Stress Reactivity in College Students. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 71, 170-176.

Grosswald, S. J., Stixrud, W. R., Travis, F., & Bateh, M. A. (2008, December). Use of the Transcendental Meditation technique to reduce symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by reducing stress and anxiety: An exploratory study. Current Issues in Education [On-line], 10(2).

Travis, F.T. (2006). Are All Meditations the Same? Comparison of Brain Patterns, Benefits, and Descriptions of Mindfulness Meditation, Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and Transcendental Meditation. Towards a Science of Consciousness: Abstracts, 263, p. 181.

Travis, F.T. and Arenander, A. (2006). Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Study of Effects of Transcendental Meditation Practice on Frontal Power Asymmetry and Frontal Coherence, International Journal of Neuroscience, 116(11): 1519-1538.

Travis, F.T. (2006) From I To I: Concepts of Self on an Object-Referral/ Self-Referral. Continuum, A. P. Prescott, Ed. The Concept of Self in Psychology, New York: Nova Publishing.

Travis, F.T., Arenander, A., DuBois, D. (2004) Psychological and physiological characteristics of a proposed object-referral/self-referral continuum of self-awareness. Consciousness and Cognition, 13/2, 401–420.

Travis, F.T. (2003) The significance of transcendental consciousness for addressing the “hard” problem of consciousness. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 16, 123–135.

Travis, F.T., Tecce, J., Arenander, A., Wallace, R.K. (2002). Patterns of EEG coherence, power, and contingent negative variation characterize the integration of transcendental and waking states. Biological Psychology, 61, 293–319.

Travis, F.T., Olsen, T., Egenes, T., &Gupta, H.K. (2001). Physiological patterns during practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique compared with patterns while reading Sanskrit and a modern language. International Journal of Neuroscience, 109, 71–80.

Travis, F.T. (2001). Autonomic and EEG patterns distinguish transcending from other experiences during Transcendental Meditation practice. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 42, 1–9.

Travis, F.T., Tecce, J.J., Guttman, J., (2001). Cortical plasticity, contingent negative variation, and transcendent experiences during practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique. Biological Psychology, 55, 41–55.


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