The must-have Skills offered here will utilize both gamma and theta brainwaves (specific focused mental activity) which work together in cortical processing related to cognitive functions. The skills acquired through transformative learning with intuitive methods involve procedural knowledge of “know how” and are long lasting.
Gamma (38-100 Hz)
Beta (12-38 Hz)
Alpha (8-12 Hz)
Theta (4-8 Hz)
Delta (0.1-4 Hz)
Gamma brain waves (38-100 Hz) have the highest frequencies of any brainwave, oscillating between 38Hz to 100 Hz. They are associated with peak concentration and high levels of cognitive functioning. Low levels of gamma activity have been linked with learning difficulties, impaired mental processing and limited memory, while high gamma activity is correlated with a high IQ, compassion, excellent memory, and happiness. Research suggests that you may be able to boost your gamma wave production by meditating (focusing your attention).
Theta brain waves (4-8 Hz) appear during meditative, drowsy, or sleeping states (but not during deep sleep). When we are awake, excess theta levels can result in feeling scattered or day-dreamy. Too much theta in the left hemisphere is thought to result in lack of organization, whereas too much theta on the right results in impulsivity. Midline theta (average of 6Hz) is associated with opening the sensory gate to the hippocampus (memory consolidation and memory processing, transferring new learning into long-term memory) for intermediate storage of information and is also known as the “autopilot” zone. Theta appears during a task requiring focused concentration, is associated with working memory and retrieval and is produced during hypnosis and deep meditation.
Experts believe that theta waves are important for processing information, making memories and different types of learning. Examining direct brain recordings from patients performing a memory task, studies found neighboring clusters of cortex with oscillations at specific frequencies within 2 to 15 Hz. Slow oscillatory activity within neuronal networks allows synchronization of distant brain regions. Studies in humans have linked slow oscillations with prefrontal cortex processing of memories during slow oscillatory activity. The prefrontal cortex along with the frontal lobe is associated with long- and short-term memory, remembering tasks and information.
Gamma (peak concentration and high levels of cognitive functioning ) and theta (task requiring focused concentration produced during meditation) brainwaves work together to recruit neurons which stimulate local cell column activity, associated with cortical processing related to cognitive functions.
High-amplitude gamma wave synchrony (periods of focused mental activities) can be self-induced with meditation and these thought-feeling practices. Long-term practitioners such as Tibetan Buddhist monks exhibit both increased gamma-band activity at baseline as well as significant increases in gamma synchrony during meditation, as determined by scalp EEG.
These Attentional and Observational Skills offered here will utilize both gamma and theta brainwaves (specific focused mental activity) which work together in cortical processing related to cognitive functions. The skills acquired through transformative learning with intuitive methods involve procedural knowledge of “know how” and are long lasting.