Category Archives: Brain waves

Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more Creatively

The human brain needs to suppress obvious ideas in order to reach the most creative ones, according to scientists. These obvious associations are present in both convergent thinking (finding an ‘out-of-the-box’ solution) and also in divergent thinking (when individuals have … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Creativity

Neuroscientific investigations often cross the borders between scientific disciplines; they walk boldly from biology to psychology and stride straight through to the other side, dipping their toe – and sometimes their entire leg – in the murky waters of philosophy. … Continue reading

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Synchronized brain waves enable rapid learning

MIT study finds neurons that hum together encodes new information. The human mind can rapidly absorb and analyze new information as it flits from thought to thought. These quickly changing brain states may be encoded by synchronization of brain waves … Continue reading

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Brain waves guide memory formation

Neurons hum at different frequencies to tell the brain which memories it should store. Our brains generate a constant hum of activity: As neurons fire, they produce brain waves that oscillate at different frequencies. Long thought to be merely a … Continue reading

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Brain waves reflect different types of learning

For the first time, researchers have identified neural signatures of explicit and implicit learning. Figuring out how to pedal a bike and memorizing the rules of chess require two different types of learning, and now for the first time, researchers … Continue reading

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