Emerging Paradigms of Consciousness Research: News and Views on Consciousness and Mind Science Connected and Gathered from around the Internet

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Healing Rhythmic Drumming

A researcher, Melinda Maxfield, who studied the Shamans discovered that the rhythmic drumming that the shaman’s assistants do is actually the vehicle that transports the Shaman into the right state of consciousness for his Shamanic rituals. Not only that, the drumming is done at a specific rhythm of four-and-a-half beats per second.

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The Cause of Internet and TV Addiction?

"Psychophysiologist Thomas Mulholland found that after just 30 seconds of watching television the brain begins to produce alpha waves, which indicates torpid (almost comatose) [slow] rates of activity. Alpha brain waves are associated with unfocused, overly receptive states of consciousness. A high frequency alpha waves [sic] does not occur normally when the eyes are open. In fact, Mulholland’s research implies that watching television is neurologically analogous to staring at a blank wall.

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The Dynamic Duo: Imagination + Knowledge

Isn't it great when a study confirms what you already suspected? There's a significant correlation between robust daydreaming and superior intelligence.

Researchers using brain scanning technology found that the "default network," the relatively new buzzword for the daydreaming state, was significantly more active in the "superior intelligence group" than the "average intelligence group."

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..Is all that we see or seem,
but a dream within a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe