Here are details about brain waves from a Scientific American article “What is the Function of the Brainwaves?” (1) by Ned Herrmann an educator who has developed models of brain activity and integrated them into teaching and management training. Herrmann headed management education at General Electric, where he developed many of his ideas. Here is his explanation.
It is well known that the brain is an electrochemical organ; researchers have speculated that a fully functioning brain can generate as much as 10 watts of electrical power. Other more conservative investigators calculate that if all 10 billion interconnected nerve cells discharged at one time that a single electrode placed on the human scalp would record something like five millionths to 50 millionths of a volt.
There are four categories of these brainwaves, ranging from the most activity to the least activity. When the brain is aroused and actively engaged in mental activities, it generates beta waves.
The next brainwave category in order of frequency is alpha. A person who has completed a task and sits down to rest is often in an alpha state. A person who takes time out to reflect or meditate is usually in an alpha state. A person who takes a break from a conference and walks in the garden is often in an alpha state.
The next state, theta brainwaves, are typically of even greater amplitude and slower frequency. A person who has taken time off from a task and begins to daydream is often in a theta brainwave state. Individuals who do a lot of freeway driving often get good ideas during those periods when they are in theta and discovers that they can’t recall the last five miles–induced by the process of freeway driving. The repetitious nature of that form of driving compared to a country road would differentiate a theta state and a beta state in order to perform the driving task safely.
It is a state where tasks become so automatic that you can mentally disengage from them. The ideation that can take place during the theta state is often free flow and occurs without censorship or guilt. It is typically a very positive mental state.
When we allow the different waves to interconnect freely we gain unimaginable intellect.
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