Psychological Meaning of the Sounds for Meditation and Healing*Corresponding Author: Hyeon-Ku Park, Department of Architectural Engineering, Songwon University, Gwangju, South Korea, Email: [email protected]
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Meditation treatments are applied as training techniques to improve a wide range of cognitive processes and self-regulation. To measure the effect of meditation, approaches have been carried out in a psychological and physiological way. This study focuses on the sound meditation, and aims to see what sound means in the sound meditation. Listening tests were conducted using five representative sounds for meditation and healing. 80 male and 104 female college students participated and 34 emotional expressions were asked for the test. The results were analyzed by factor analysis etc. The meanings of the sounds are characterized by four factors; stability, vitality, rhythm, and profoundness. The preference of sounds was expressed differently by the factors. The structure of the meaning of sounds could be utilized for the measurement of the effect of sound meditation and healing with various aspects and more accurately