Gamma Band Frequency2022-08-13

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.

—Carl Jung

I have been interested for many years in the gamma band frequency in EEGs, which seems to be disrupted in multiple mental health disorders, and is increased by meditation and zone-like states. Hopefully measuring and enhancing gamma band will soon become part of consumer fitness-tracker and bio-feedback devices.

More recently, we discovered that some of the biomarkers in our blood test for stress disorders have evidence for being modulated by gamma band enhancement in experimental studies (from Li-Huei Tsai and colleagues at MIT).

This suggests that meditation and other neurophysiological means to enhance gamma-band could be used for treating PTSD, and more broadly to help treat other disorders with a stress component. And what does not have a stress component, in psychiatry of medicine?

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