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1 Project title Understanding neurohemodynamic correlates of ‘OM chanting’: A functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study
2 List of investigators ·         Dr Naren P Rao

·         Dr Shivarama Varambally

·         Dr Ganesan Venkatasubramanian

·         Dr Jitender Saini

3 Funding Agency Central Council of Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN)
4 Date of commencement 28/10/2017
5 Date of Completion Ongoing
6 Inclusion/ Exclusion criteria Inclusion criteria

1.      Age 18 to 45 years

2.      Either gender

Exclusion criteria

1.      Axis 1 diagnosis or Substance dependence or abuse

2.      Major psychiatric disorder among 1st degree relatives

3.      Pregnancy of lactation

4.      Neurological disorder

5.      Contraindications for MRI

6.      Left/mixed handedness

7 Sample size Healthy volunteers practicing yoga – 15

Healthy volunteers not practicing yoga – 15

8 Intervention/s Chanting of Om/Mmm/Ssss/One.
9 Timeline One time assessments at baseline
10 Investigations MINI, Edinburgh handedness inventory, Mindfulness attention awareness scale, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

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