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The Future of Brain Biofeedback and Imaging

This video shows the brain changes that were observed during the piercing.  The brain network of awareness is found to be de-activated, and brain activity becomes centered in the deeper brain centers associated with meditation and an internal state.

‚ÄčThis video shows the actual piercing, which begins at minute 10.  Be forewarned that this is a graphic and possibly disturbing demonstration

Sufi Self-Piercing Demonstration


We monitored a Sufi practitioner during a self-piercing demonstration.  We were able to see the brain changes that accompanied this dramatic demonstration of pain control.  This was conducted at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) in Portland, supervised by Dr. Erik Peper and Dr. Howard Hall.