surfing "gamma waves"

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surfing "gamma waves"

Postby bazzaman » Fri May 08, 2009 1:05 am

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Re: surfing "gamma waves"

Postby Paul Davy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:27 am


Ms. Gallagher advocates meditation to increase your focus, but she says there are also simpler ways to put the lessons of attention researchers to use. Once she learned how hard it was for the brain to avoid paying attention to sounds, particularly other people’s voices, she began carrying ear plugs with her. When you’re trapped in a noisy subway car or a taxi with a TV that won’t turn off, she says you have to build your own “stimulus shelter.”

She recommends starting your work day concentrating on your most important task for 90 minutes. At that point your prefrontal cortex probably needs a rest, and you can answer e-mail, return phone calls and sip caffeine (which does help attention) before focusing again. But until that first break, don’t get distracted by anything else, because it can take the brain 20 minutes to do the equivalent of rebooting after an interruption. (For more advice, go to

I wonder whether there's some clues as to an optimal temporal blend of vipassana and samatha to be derived from such studies?

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