Q: WhyÂ develop a habit of shifting consciousness to an alpha state?
A: Because alpha states are strongly associated with creativity,Â THE building block ofÂ innovation!
Shifting intoÂ Alpha
I’d like for us to think of creativity as the spontaneous generation of new ideas to open-ended questions… or… seeking solutions to matters that puzzle us.
Three brain activities are closely linked with the fertile alpha state.Â Learn about them in this video.
References and Resources
- Benedek, M., Jauk, E., Beaty, R.E., Find, A., Koshchutnig, K., u0026amp; Neubauer, A.C. (2016). Brain mechanisms associated with internally directed attention and self-generated thought. Scientific Reports, 6, 1-8.
- Benedek, M., Jauk, E., Find, A., Koschutnig, K., Reishofer, G., Ebner, F., u0026amp; Neubauer, A.C. (2013). To create or to recall? Neural mechanisms underlying the generation of creative new ideas. NeuroImage, 88, 125-133.
- Benedek, M., Bergner, S., Konen, T.,Â Fink, A., u0026amp;Â Neubauer, A.C. Â (2011). EEg alpha synchronization is related to top-down processing in convergent and divergent thinking.Â Neuropsychologia,Â 49(12), 3505-3511.
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