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CREATIVITY INSTITUTE is dedicated to advancing the Science, Art and Spirit of Creativity. Creativity is the Ultimate Human Resource and needs to be nurtured  and applied for the fulfillment of human life. The Creativity Institute has developed Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Tools and Books to enhance Creativity and Innovation (see past Conferences, Products and Judy’s Sculptures on the left). We periodically conduct workshops in New York City on various topics (Mindfulness, Happiness, Art, Living Your Passion and Positive Psychology). If you would like to be notified of these events, please e-mail us (see “Contact the Organizers” on the left). If you are interested in Increasing your Creativity and Consciousness (see the GAMMA-WAVE EXPERIMENT below)?

 

NEXT IDEA CREATIVITY RETREAT

Nov 6-8, 2015  Wisdom House - Litchfield, CONN

 For details - www.nextidearetreat.com

 

 

 

 

                                                          GAMMA-WAVE EXPERIMENT – Increase Creativity and Consciousness


THE QUESTIONS:

Is it possible to increase your CREATIVITY… to be more FOCUSED and INSIGHTFUL … to enhance one’s ACUITY and MEMORY? And is it possible to increase one’s CONSCIOUSNESS … to be more EMPATHIC and COMPASSIONATE … and experience ONENESS, BLISS and ECSTASY?

Participate in the GAMMA-WAVE EXPERIMENT and find out (it will take only 1 minute a day for 30 days).

Gamma-Waves have recently become of interest to Neuroscientists. They are infrequent and hard to measure. They are the highest brain waves at 28-100 Hz (40 Hz is typical). They seem to be  a “Unifying-Integrative” Brainwave, resonating though out the brain [integrating the other 4 basic brainwaves: Delta 0.5-3.5 Hz (sleep), Theta 3.5-7 Hz (Hypnagogic – going in and out of sleep), Alpha 7-14 Hz (day-dreaming) and Beta 14-28 Hz (waking conscious state)] 1a

Gamma-Waves have been shown to “Spike” at the moment of Creative Insight, when Solving Problems 1b or getting a “Joke”. It appears when Tibetan Monks are meditating on “Unconditional Loving-Kindness, Compassion and Empathy”2. Gamma-Waves may also happen when we get “Goose-Bumps”. It also seems to be associated with Accelerated Learning and Memory research 3.

So, the BIG questions are … “Can we generate and experience Gamma Waves”? (It’s hard to tell unless you are wired up to an EEG). Can we actually practice and master it? (We think so, by flipping the “Necker Cube” and experiencing “Multi-Dimensional Realities”). And will you really be more Creative and Conscious as a result (you will just have to try it to find out, but seeing  “Multi-Realities” is a definition of Creativity and being Conscious).


There seems to be a number of ways to stimulate Gamma-Waves:


1. NECKER CUBE - Practice flipping the Necker Cube at least 5 times a day, for 30 days (which should take less than a minute a day). At the moment of the flip, there is a Gamma-Wave response4. This flipping or paradigm shifting of the Necker Cube is an example of “Multi-Dimensional Simultaneity” Thinking – that there are two realities that are opposite and true in the same moment. It could also be considered a “Quantum” experience - Light being both a Wave and a Particle in the same moment. So, please print out 2 copies of the Necker Cube (Attached or you can go to Google Images and other Necker Cubes) and ... Post it in front of your bed and one in your bathroom (so you are guaranteed to see it). This should activate Gamma-Waves, making them more habitual as time goes on and notice if you are more Creative and Conscious as a result. This is the essence of the GAMMA-WAVE RESEARCH PROJECT. Practicing flipping the Necker Cube could be considered a “Quantum Meditation”.

2. AWE and GOOSE BUMPS - Another way of stimulating Gamma-Waves could be the experience of Awe and getting "Goose Bumps" (piloerection). It is hypothesized that there may be a connection with your body’s response (“Frisson” in French meaning “Shudder”) and Gamma Waves. Therefore find a situation that gives you "Goose-Bumps" - a piece of Music, a work of Art, Dance, Nature etc, etc. and replay it in your mind to generate the response. Again, practicing it every day for 30 days will strength the experience.
 

3. HUMOR and JOKES - Telling JOKES may also evoke Gamma-Waves (it is “Multi-Dimensional” Thinking by its very nature. – two realities in the same moment that shift, provoking laughter and positive energy) 6. So, every day tell someone a Joke. Ask people if they have a Joke. A lot of people start laughing even before you tell them the joke. Then you can start laughing at them laughing at you laughing (Here are some examples: 1. “What do you call a belt of Watches?” … “A WAIST OF TIME”! 2. “What happens to you when you run after a Bus?” … “You get EXHAUSTED!”  3. “What happens to you when you run in front of a Bus?”… “You get that RUN DOWN feeling!” (Tell these jokes to bus drivers and have Fun!). Laughter can make you healthier. It increases your “T” cell count and your immune system.

4. SYNERGISTICS - Having a Synergistic conversation with a friend or colleague can be quite extraordinary. It has a special energy that builds and builds. Ideas are triggered, one stimulating another, reaching higher and higher levels. It can become intuitive, with one ending the sentence of the other. It is like magic or possibly a Gamma experience. So, another practice could be     to search out for more of those types of conversations. Remember, we have to Engineer our own Realities. If we don’t somebody else will (News, Advertising, the Media, Public Relation, Government, Religion and our Culture).

5. LUCID DREAMING - Produces the Fastest Brainwave Frequencies Ever Recorded. Lucid dreaming occurs when the individual is dreaming and during that dream the individual is completely  aware that they are dreaming. Research shows how Lucid dreamers produce the fastest brainwave frequencies ever recorded, gamma brainwaves that operate at 40Hz +. http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/10/18/lucid-dreamers-produce-the-fastest-brainwave-frequencies-ever-recorded/

6. BRAINWAVE ENTRAINMENT - Brainwave entrainment (BWE) uses rhythmic stimuli (Optical and Auditory) to generate Gamma waves. You can get Gamma wave sounds on YouTube, as a pure sound or together with New-Age music. You might like to experiment with them as back ground sounds?
A Comprehensive Review Of The Psychological Effects of Brainwave Entrainment - Tina L. Huang, Christine Charyton - ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES, sep/oct 2008, VOL. 14, NO. 5
https://www.mindmods.com/resources/STUDY-ComprehensiveEntrainment.pdf

Many of the elements above need to be practiced a minimum of 21 days to establish a new pattern. Dr. Maxwell Maltz discovered the“21 Day Phenomena”5 – “That it takes the average person,    21 Days of repetition, to realize and accept a new reality”.

PS: You can have an even more powerful Necker Cube/Gamma-Wave experience at … http://www.evsc.net/v8/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/spin.gif
Here the two Necker Cubes will start rotating in one direction, then the two will rotate towards each other and finally both Cubes will rotate in the opposite direction (3 Realities in all … maybe touching the 4th Dimension). PSS: Put this on your“Home Page” and you will see it every time you turn on your computer.

DISCLAIMER: This research is on the “soft” side. We will only be getting testimonials (trying to be Objective about our Subjective experiences). All of this may simply be the “Placebo Effect”.     It is hard to really know without objective, repetitive scientific studies.In any event, it is probably worth trying. Who knows you might just become more CREATIVE and CONSCIOUS?

JOIN US - let us know that you would like to be a part of the GAMMA-WAVE EXPERIMENT and then in 30 days, contact or give us a call Andre and Judith de Zanger (see “Contact the Organizers”    on the left) and we can talk … We think you will be AMAZED at what happens to you


REFERENCES:

1a GAMMA WAVES - Via Wikipedia: According to a popular theory, gamma waves (28-100 Hz, though 40 Hz is typical) may be implicated in creating the unity of conscious perception. The wave originates in the thalamus, sweeps the brain from front to back, 40 times per second, drawing different neuronal circuits into synchronization. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_wave

1b GAMMA WAVES and CREATIVITY –The correlation between Gamma Waves and the moment of Creative Insights. See THE AHA! MOMENT, THE CREATIVE SCIENCE BEHIND INSPIRATION http://brainworldmagazine.com/the-aha-moment / Mark Beeman of Northwestern University and SOLVING PROBLEMS WITH INSIGHT and Jon Kounios of Drexel University http://groups.psych.northwestern.edu/mbeeman/research.htm#Insight

2 GAMMA WAVES and CONSCIOUSNESS - Richard Davidson, professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison found that when Tibetan Monks meditated on “Compassion and Empathy” their Gamma brain activity was more consistent and high. BUDDHA ON THE BRAIN http://archive.wired.com/wired/archive/14.02/dalai.html The Dalai Lama on Meditation and Brainwave research. THE GAMMA HYPOTHESIS by Adam Kennedy - Explores Jean Gebser’s Evolution and Survival of Mankind via Brainwaves and Gamma http://www.academia.edu/373745/The_Gamma_Hypothesis

3 ACCELERATED LEARNING - Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (TDCS) Scientific American Article: AMPING UP BRAIN FUNCTION - Electrical stimulation of the brain is found to accelerate learning in military and civilian subjects. Researchers are not totally sure how this works. Possibly stimulating one part of the brain and/or repressing another. One theory is that it may be associated by enhancing Gamma and the repression of Alpha waves. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/amping-up-brain-function/ HOW A GENTLE ELECTRICAL JOLT CAN FOCUS A SLUGGISH MIND – PBS NEWHOUR (March 31, 2015 - 8:30 min) A jolt of electrical current could be more stimulating. Lighting up the brain with small amounts of electricity can dramatically improve mental focus, researchers have found. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/gentle-electrical-jolt-can-focus-sluggish-mind/ ELECTRIFIED - Adventures in transcranial direct-current stimulation. (New York Magazine) http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/04/06/electrified

4 NECKER CUBE and GAMMA WAVES - Shifting the Necker Cube induces Gamma Wave activity (28-48 Hz). WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BRAIN WHEN PERCEPTION CHANGES – Michael Bach University of Freiburg, Germany and Jürgen Kornmeier- US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22461773 Also some 120 fun Optical Illusions & Visual Phenomena by Michael Bach http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/ (especially see “Motion Induced Blindness” http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/mot-mib/index.html)

5 PSYCHO-CYBERNECTICS -“21 Day Phenomena” - The repetitions to realize and accept a new reality. Dr. Maxwell Maltz http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psycho-Cybernetics

6 HUMOR and GAMMA - Humor associated with mirthful laughter sustains high-amplitude Gamma-band oscillations. LAUGHTER WORKS LIKE MEDITATION CBSNews Lee Berk, Associate Professor, Loma Linda University California http://www.cbsnews.com/news/laughter-may-work-like-meditation-in-the-brain/


 

 

 

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