ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY (EEG) APPLICATION ON QUANTIFYING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE DURING MEDITATION
Humans have two distinctive quotients that need to be considered such as Emotional Quotient (EQ) and Intelligence Quotient (IQ). Emotional quotient is also known as Emotional Intelligence (EI) which can be defined as the ability of a person on how they understand themselves and handle their emotion, as well as understanding society around them. Quantifying EI is an issue that has attracted various field of work. This manuscript aims to investigate the relation of EI in meditation using the human electroencephalogram (EEG) device. Low-cost 16 electrodes Emotiv Epoch neuroheadset was used in this study. A stimulus on a Quran recitation audio-visual was setup as the meditation intervention. The EEG signal obtained from this experiment showed that the Power Spectral Densities (PSD) of alpha brainwaves on the right frontal lobe were gradually reduced when the subjects are watching and listening to the Quran recitation’s video. Hence, the negative feelings were reduced which indicated that the participants are emotionally stable. This finding may suggest that humans are prone to relax when the Quran is being recited repeatedly. This finding further confirms that Quran recitation correlate with the self-awareness and self-regulate attributes of EI. Additionally, differences in response were observed from the male and female subjects.
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