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Many researchers have noted a discrepancy between the EEG of subjects with learning disabilities or ADD and normal subjects. Typically, the ADD subjects were characterized by brain activity on the slower end of the frequency spectrum “The most important characteristic is either an excessive amount of theta activity, a lack of beta activity or a combination of these.

Delta Brain Waves ( O.5 to 4Hz)
0.5 Hz - Relaxation, helps soothe headaches0.5 - 1.5 Hz - Pain relief. Endorphin release 0.9 Hz - Euphoric feeling1 Hz - Well being. Harmony and balance2.5 Hz - Production of endogenous opiates (pain killers, reduce anxiety)2.5 Hz - Relieves migraine pain. Produces endogenous opiates  3.4 Hz - Helps achieve restful sleep 3.5 Hz - Feeling of unity with everything. Whole being regeneration3.9 Hz - Self renewal, enhanced inner awareness 4.0 Hz - Enkephalin release for reduced stress  4.0 Hz - Allows brain to produce enkaphalins, all natural pain killer 4.0 Hz - Full memory scanning. Releases enkephalins4.0 Hz - Vital for memory and learning. Problem solving, object naming  1 - 3 Hz - Profound relaxation, restorative sleep. Tranquillity and peace
Theta Brain Waves ( 4 to 8 Hz)
4.5 Hz - Brings about Shamanic/Tibetan state of consciousness, Tibetan chants.4.9 Hz - Induce relaxation and deeper sleep4.9 Hz - Introspection. Relaxation, meditation5 Hz - Reduces sleep required. Theta replaces need for extensive dreaming5.35 Hz - Allows relaxing breathing, free and efficient5.5 Hz - Inner guidance, intuition6.5 Hz - Centre of Theta frequency. Activates creative frontal lobe7.5 Hz - Activates creative thought for art, invention, music. Problem solving7.5 Hz - Ease of overcoming troublesome issues7.83 Hz - Schumann earth resonance. Grounding, meditative, Leaves you revitalized3 - 8 Hz - Deep relaxation, meditation. Lucid dreaming3 - 8 Hz - Increased memory, focus, creativity4 - 7 Hz - Profound inner peace, emotional healing. Lowers mental fatigue4 - 7 Hz - Deep meditation, near-sleep brainwaves.
Alpha brain waves ( 8 to 12Hz)
8- 10 Hz Super-learning new information, memorisation, not comprehension.8.22 Hz - Associated with the mouth. Brings creativity 10 Hz - Enhanced serotonin release. Mood elevation, arousal, stimulant10 Hz - Provides relief from lost sleep, improves general mood10 Hz - Mood elevator. Used to dramatically reduce headaches 10 Hz - Clarity, subconscious correlation. Releases serotonin11 Hz - Relaxed yet awake state12 Hz - Centering, mental stability.11 - 14 Hz - Increased focus and awareness12 - 14 Hz - Learning frequency, good for absorbing information passively
Beta brain waves ( 13 to 30Hz)
14 Hz - Awakeness, alert. Concentration on tasks, Focusing, vitality. 16 Hz - Bottom of hearing range. Releases oxygen/calcium into cells 12 - 15 Hz - Relaxed focus, improved attentive abilities13 - 27 Hz - Promotes focused attention toward external stimuli13 - 30 Hz - Problem solving, conscious thinking 18-24 Hz — Euphoria, can result in headaches, anxiety.

Many researchers have noted a discrepancy between the EEG of subjects with learning disabilities or ADD and normal subjects. Typically, the ADD subjects were characterized by brain activity on the slower end of the frequency spectrum “The most important characteristic is either an excessive amount of theta activity, a lack of beta activity or a combination of these.

Delta Brain Waves ( O.5 to 4Hz)

0.5 Hz - Relaxation, helps soothe headaches
0.5 - 1.5 Hz - Pain relief. Endorphin release
0.9 Hz - Euphoric feeling
1 Hz - Well being. Harmony and balance
2.5 Hz - Production of endogenous opiates (pain killers, reduce anxiety)
2.5 Hz - Relieves migraine pain. Produces endogenous opiates
3.4 Hz
- Helps achieve restful sleep
3.5 Hz -
Feeling of unity with everything. Whole being regeneration
3.9 Hz - Self renewal, enhanced inner awareness
4.0 Hz -
Enkephalin release for reduced stress
4.0 Hz -
Allows brain to produce enkaphalins, all natural pain killer
4.0 Hz -
Full memory scanning. Releases enkephalins
4.0 Hz - Vital for memory and learning. Problem solving, object naming
1 - 3 Hz -
Profound relaxation, restorative sleep. Tranquillity and peace

Theta Brain Waves ( 4 to 8 Hz)

4.5 Hz - Brings about Shamanic/Tibetan state of consciousness, Tibetan chants.
4.9 Hz - Induce relaxation and deeper sleep
4.9 Hz - Introspection. Relaxation, meditation
5 Hz - Reduces sleep required. Theta replaces need for extensive dreaming
5.35 Hz - Allows relaxing breathing, free and efficient
5.5 Hz - Inner guidance, intuition
6.5 Hz - Centre of Theta frequency. Activates creative frontal lobe
7.5 Hz - Activates creative thought for art, invention, music. Problem solving
7.5 Hz - Ease of overcoming troublesome issues
7.83 Hz - Schumann earth resonance. Grounding, meditative, Leaves you revitalized
3 - 8 Hz - Deep relaxation, meditation. Lucid dreaming
3 - 8 Hz - Increased memory, focus, creativity
4 - 7 Hz - Profound inner peace, emotional healing. Lowers mental fatigue
4 - 7 Hz - Deep meditation, near-sleep brainwaves.

Alpha brain waves ( 8 to 12Hz)

8- 10 Hz Super-learning new information, memorisation, not comprehension.
8.22 Hz - Associated with the mouth. Brings creativity
10 Hz -
Enhanced serotonin release. Mood elevation, arousal, stimulant
10 Hz - Provides relief from lost sleep, improves general mood
10 Hz - Mood elevator. Used to dramatically reduce headaches
10 Hz -
Clarity, subconscious correlation. Releases serotonin
11 Hz - Relaxed yet awake state
12 Hz - Centering, mental stability.
11 - 14 Hz - Increased focus and awareness
12 - 14 Hz - Learning frequency, good for absorbing information passively

Beta brain waves ( 13 to 30Hz)

14 Hz - Awakeness, alert. Concentration on tasks, Focusing, vitality.
16 Hz -
Bottom of hearing range. Releases oxygen/calcium into cells
12 - 15 Hz -
Relaxed focus, improved attentive abilities
13 - 27 Hz - Promotes focused attention toward external stimuli
13 - 30 Hz - Problem solving, conscious thinking
18-24 Hz — Euphoria, can result in headaches, anxiety.

ohh, to live in a world where it’s just about apple juice!

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"…which, if true, means that one in four of us can expect to be stricken by debilitating anxiety at some point in our lifetimes. And it is debilitating: Recent academic papers have argued that the psychic and physical impairment tied to living with an anxiety disorder is equivalent to living with diabetes — usually manageable, sometimes fatal, and always a pain to deal with.
But despite anxiety’s catapulting into cultural concern, our understanding of it — especially as far as mental health stereotypes are concerned — remains developmentally stunted, having evolved very little since the time of seventeenth-century Jewish-Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza, who asserted that anxiety was a mere problem of logic and could thus be resolved with tools of reason. This is hardly different from present cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches or the all too common just-get-over-it cultural attitude towards this particular problem of mental health, which of course misses the debilitating dimensionality of what makes anxiety as crippling as it is.
The truth is that anxiety is at once a function of biology and philosophy, body and mind, instinct and reason, personality and culture. Even as anxiety is experienced at a spiritual and psychological level, it is scientifically measurable at the molecular level and the physiological level. It is produced by nature and it is produced by nurture. It’s a psychological phenomenon and a sociological phenomenon. In computer terms, it’s both a hardware problem (I’m wired badly) and a software problem (I run faulty logic programs that make me think anxious thoughts). The origins of a temperament are many faceted; emotional dispositions that may seem to have a simple, single source — a bad gene, say, or a childhood trauma — may not.”

"…which, if true, means that one in four of us can expect to be stricken by debilitating anxiety at some point in our lifetimes. And it is debilitating: Recent academic papers have argued that the psychic and physical impairment tied to living with an anxiety disorder is equivalent to living with diabetes — usually manageable, sometimes fatal, and always a pain to deal with.

But despite anxiety’s catapulting into cultural concern, our understanding of it — especially as far as mental health stereotypes are concerned — remains developmentally stunted, having evolved very little since the time of seventeenth-century Jewish-Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza, who asserted that anxiety was a mere problem of logic and could thus be resolved with tools of reason. This is hardly different from present cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches or the all too common just-get-over-it cultural attitude towards this particular problem of mental health, which of course misses the debilitating dimensionality of what makes anxiety as crippling as it is.

The truth is that anxiety is at once a function of biology and philosophy, body and mind, instinct and reason, personality and culture. Even as anxiety is experienced at a spiritual and psychological level, it is scientifically measurable at the molecular level and the physiological level. It is produced by nature and it is produced by nurture. It’s a psychological phenomenon and a sociological phenomenon. In computer terms, it’s both a hardware problem (I’m wired badly) and a software problem (I run faulty logic programs that make me think anxious thoughts). The origins of a temperament are many faceted; emotional dispositions that may seem to have a simple, single source — a bad gene, say, or a childhood trauma — may not.”

“Romance
I pine. There is an obstacle to our love.
Every time I hear the post man, I think: At last, the letter! He has overcome the obstacle—
(It is a large obstacle, an actual alp, with a tree line and sheer rock face streaked with snow even in July)
for love of me! For three years, nine decades, and one century or so, there has been no letter. I still wait for the letter.
But lately I wonder if my predicament is outside the human, neither noble nor farcical; if my heart courts pain
because it aims for immortality, something grander than I can imagine. Most of what I imagine,
what I want, is small: Hands with mine in the sink, washing dishes, the smell of wool, feet tangling with mine in bed. I know
the gods punish the proud, but I do not yet know why they punish the humble. Although after all
it is not humble to ask, every minute or so, for happiness.”

April Bernard, “Romance”
From Romanticism

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"it annoyed me…my brain split in different time zones"

"it annoyed me…my brain split in different time zones"

zodiacsociety:

Sagittarius and Being Drunk

zodiacsociety:

Sagittarius and Being Drunk

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