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The response of EEG signal on Brain Relaxation Meditation using different type of zikr

Abd Razak, Nurul Nabilah and Sidek, Khairul Azami and Alaa, K Y D and Mohd Nasir, Nashrul Fazli (2021) The response of EEG signal on Brain Relaxation Meditation using different type of zikr. In: International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (ICoBE 2021), Virtual.

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Depression and stress are increasingly prevalent in today’s society, owing to people's hectic, competitive, and demanding lifestyles. These illnesses had become very common, particularly among young and middle-aged people, and suicidal ideation had been identified as one of the leading causes of death by the World Health Organization (WHO). Nature sound (sound of downpours or beach) has been linked to depression and anxiety in neurology research, and it has been shown to be an alternative to alleviate anxiety. The electroencephalogram (EEG) waveform has been discovered to possess the potential in identifying information from the brain signal as well as data from the past via Bluetooth communication. The waveform use in the study are the result of a few experiments. In this study, EEG data were collected from eight subjects, four males and four females, in between the age of 20 to 30 years old and in good health, using the BrainLink device. The participants were asked to listen to two playlists of zikr, Allah, Ya Allah, and SubhanAllah, during the experiments. To smooth the signal, the Butterworth filter was used. Later, the extracted features were Alpha, Beta, and Delta waves, which were segmented based on the filtered signal. To complete the decision-making stage, the average value of amplitude differences and the p-value test were performed in the final phase. Based on the results of the experiments, it is clear that zikr is dominant in Delta wave. In terms of data hypothesis analysis, the results of both experiment were differentiated to determine which brain signal was dominant, and pvalue testing was performed. Furthermore, this research is an alternative to current methods because it suggest that zikr has the tendency to alter a person's brain state to be either in a relaxed or calm mode regardless of the type of zikr recitation. As an outcome, the study recommends the relationship of the reaction of EEG signal on brain relaxation with different types of zikr in order to facilitate stress and anxiety patients to achieve relax or calm condition.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 4698/94138
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices > TK7885 Computer engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Khairul Azami Sidek
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2021 15:24
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 11:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/94138

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