Unpaid, normal volunteers (20 men and 20 women) were administered the autokinetic test, the embedded figures test (EFT), and the rod and frame test (RFT) prior to meditation instruction. After 3 mth of instruction in transcendental meditation, the subjects were retested and demonstrated increased ego distance and field independence on all of the above tests. These variations in an autonomic, enduring response clarify several issues in research on perceptual style and meditation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Sensory Systems