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Neural Plasticity
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 653572, 12 pages
Research Article

Case Study of Ecstatic Meditation: fMRI and EEG Evidence of Self-Stimulating a Reward System

1University of California, Davis and Wellspring Institute, Davis, CA 95616, USA
2Wellspring Institute, San Rafael, CA 94903, USA
3Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, MA 01005, USA
4University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
5Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
6Department of Neurology and Anatomy & Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA

Received 26 February 2013; Accepted 3 April 2013

Academic Editor: Alessandro Sale

Copyright © 2013 Michael R. Hagerty et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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