Fast Dominant Brain

In the prior section, we pointed out that slow frequencies are broadcast from sets of nuclei near the center of the brain. Neurons in the cortex don’t “make” theta or delta rhythms. They can resonate to them when they are not performing a task, as you might tune in to a transmission on radio, television or internet. […]

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Slow Dominant Brain

Ideally a brain can sustain a state of slow dominance when, for example, listening to music, watching a movie or looking for a new idea. Ideally it can shift out and stay out of the state when there are tasks at hand.

When a brain is using a slow-dominant state—or when locked in it—we can describe how that person is likely to appear or feel. […]

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Frequency/State Relationships

Perhaps the most important question for anyone interested in changing brain activation patterns would be: Do they relate to how I think, feel, learn, and perform? Can changing one change the other in lasting ways? Let’s start there.

Energy Systems

A brain is not a heart, but both operate with electrical pulses. […]

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Describing EEG

Describing the Energy Brain

Neurons are constantly receiving and sending information. Hundreds of chemical messages are arriving from other neurons in its networks at any moment. In response, an electro-chemical charge builds up in the cell body until it reaches a critical level. […]

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Response to a reader: Self Training

The blog is giving me a 50,000 foot view of what EEG is about. I would like a 10,000 foot view – “EEG for Dummies”, then a 1000 foot view “EEG for the Mad Scientist”, then maybe I will be ready for actual “Practical EEG”.

The blog is intended to bring you in for a landing–starting with the view from 50,000 ft.–pretty quickly. Its focus, as it extends beyond the introduction, will become strictly practical. […]

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The Reflection

How We Know Others

Eastern philosophies have, for thousands of years, presented a view of the individual and the universe which has, over the past century begun to appear again in the vision of the newer ideas of physics—those which have post-dated the apple-falls-from-a-tree physics of Newton. […]

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The Mirror

“Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.” ― Jean Cocteau Mirrors in our Lives There’s an important relationship between a person’s center and his need for mirrors. The better we know ourselves, the less we worry about the reflections of others. Call it self-esteem. The less knowledge we have of ourselves, the more we become dependent […]

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