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The Effects Of the Meditation Program On the Brain Function Of University Students

Posted by Meditation USA on October 12, 2020  Researchers:

*Lee, D. J. Professor, Aerospace Engineering, KAIST
*Yu, Y. K. Dept. of Brain Science, Seoul Buddhist University
*Yi, J. S. Teacher Mansoo Middle School
*Lee, I. S. Professor, Emergency Medicine, Korean Transportation University

Publisher: Journal of Human Completion Vol. 5.
Published year: 2013

The college years can be a time of instability for some students to feel stress of severe loneliness, self-denying emotions, and a sense of inferiority. However, it is also a period of life when a brain function is very important for future career planning, including academic achievements and judgments.

Currently, various methods to enhance brain function are being talked about. Ma-eum Su-ryun offers a method to enhance brain function by “cleansing” contents of brain such as images, memories and emotions of mind.

Using this method as a school program can improve mental health as well as enhance brain function in students. This study examined the effect of Ma-eum Su-ryun on college students’ brain function by observing brain waves.

The result showed improved brain function, self-control, and overall cerebral stability. 

After attending 16 weeks of Ma-eum Su-ryun, participant I’s brain waves showed overall cerebral stability. His brain quotient score also increased from 62 to 77, indicating improvements.  

After 4 weeks of Ma-eum Su-ryun, the H participant’s brain showed a well-balanced left and right brain and after 16 weeks, showed overall brain wave stability.


Study design

A quasi-experimental, pre- and post-test research design was used to examine the effect of Ma-eum Su-ryun on brain function of college students.


Study participants

The study participants were college students who participated in a Ma-eum Su-ryun college camp at Nonsan Center (which started December 30, 2012) and 11 additional college students who participated in another Ma-eum Su-ryun camp (which started Jan 26, 2013).


Research equipment and meaning of brain function quotient

1) Changes in brain function (BQ-test, brain function analysis program, Korean Psychiatric Scientific Research Center)

2) Brain wave examination: Brain-tech 2 channel-system program Neuro-Harmony M

3) 8 brain function analysis quotients: basic activity quotient, self-control quotient, attention quotient, activity index, emotional quotient, anti-stress quotient, left/right brain balance quotient, brain function quotient

Data collection and analysis

First data collection: pre-test for 11 participants (Dec 30, 2012)


Second data collection: post-test for 11 participants after 4 weeks of Ma-eum Su-ryun (Jan 26, 2013)  


Third data collection: post-test for 3 participants after 16 weeks of Ma-eum Su-ryun (May 20, 2013)


Wilcoxon signed rank test (SPSS 18.0) was used to analyze the effect of Ma-eum Su-ryun


Changes in brain waves: brain waves were pictured in 3 dimensional graphs

Study results

Improvements in brain function, self-control, and overall brain function stability were shown after the Ma-eum Su-ryun program.

When inspecting each quotients of brain function, attention quotient (signify brain arousal/attention), anti-stress quotient (ability to cope with stress), brain function quotient (overall ability of brain to function) were significantly improved.

When examining 3 dimensional graph of some participants’ brain waves after the Ma-eum Su-ryun program, brain function stability was seen to have improved.



In conclusion, through the Ma-eum Su-ryun, college students’ attention quotient, anti-stress quotient, and brain function quotient were significantly increased to improve thought process, resistance to stress, focus and concentration with overall enhancement in brain functions.

Therefore, Ma-eum Su-ryun is appropriate for brain function enhancement in college students who are in the preparation stage of adulthood; and due to this, systematic education strategic program needs to be developed for its utilization. Because this study only targeted the group which participated in Ma-eum Su-ryun, in the future, it is recommended to further examine and compare with a control group who did not participate in the program.

Conclusion of Study


TABLE: The effect of Ma-eum Su-ryun on brain function quotients

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