The Mechanics of The Cortex.
This is a basic description of brain functioning in certain lobes of the brain. This description is not definitive nor all inclusive.
Frontal Lobes:Have been found to play a part in impulse control, judgment, language production, working memory, motor function, sexual behavior, socialization, and spontaneity. The frontal lobes assist in reasoning, problem-solving, planning, coordinating, controlling, emotions, and executing behavior. All placements that begin with an “F” are in the Frontal Lobes.
Temporal Lobes: Is involved in auditory processing and is home to the primary auditory cortex. It is also heavily involved in semantics both in speech and vision. The temporal lobe contains the hippocampus and is therefore involved in memory formation. All placements which begin with “T” are in the Temporal Lobes.
Motor Cortex and Somatosensory Cortex: This region of the brain, sometimes referred to as the Central Lobe, is involved in the planning, control, and execution of voluntary motor functions and receives information from the skin. All placements which begin with a “C” except “CB” placements are concerning this region. “CB” placements are in the cerebellum.
Parietal Lobes: Play important roles in integrating sensory information from various parts of the body, knowledge of numbers and their relations, and in the manipulation of objects. Portions of the parietal lobe are involved with visuospatial processing. This region is also filled with the stimuli related to touch, pressure, temperature and pain. Placements beginning with the letter “P” are placed on this region.
Occipital Lobes: Are the visual processing center of the mammalian brain, containing most of the anatomical region of the visuals cortex. The occipital lobes are also found to play a part in calm sleep. All placements which begin with “O” are concerning this region of the brain.
The Cerebellum: Is considered the “little brain” and plays a role in the integration of sensory perception and motor output. It controls fine movement and coordination, balance, and equilibrium, and muscle tone. The placements for this region begin with “CB.”
Brain Wave Basics
Delta Waves: Delta waves run the physical body. They are found in non-dreaming sleep. It is the brainwave that remains when all the others have shut down. These exist in the frequency ranges from .5 to 3.0 Hz.
Theta Waves: Theta is the frequency of the subconscious which contains our memories, emotions, emotional triggers, creative and spiritual insight. We also store our painful secrets here, which we block out to survive what we feel unable to cope with. These exist in the frequency ranges from 3.0 to 7.0 Hz.
Alpha: Alpha is the brainwave of dreams, fantasies, feelings of connection and that all is as it should be. It is also the gateway to meditation through relaxed detachment. It is supposed to be most prominent during relaxation with eyes closed, and upon deep self-introspection. These exist in the frequency ranges from 7.0 to 12.0 Hz.
SMR (Sensory Motor Response or Low Beta): This brainwave is the center of the mind-body connection. This provides for voluntary body functioning and allows for a connection to the present. This is important for “living in the now. “ Meditations to increase this brainwave focus on breathing and or body functioning. This brain wave is within the ranges of 12 to 16 Hz.
Beta: Beta is the most rapid of the brainwave. It is active when we are thinking or solving problems, when our attention is focused on the world around us. This is the active awareness state we experience from day to day in our work and our play. These brainwaves are found from 16 to 23 Hz.
High Beta: This brainwave frequency is found when we are performing logical processing and complex problem solving. These brainwaves exist from 23-28 Hz.
Gamma: This brainwave frequency set is still being researched. The gamma waives actually can exist with frequencies from 26 all the way up to 70. The Brain State Technologies technology does not yet effect Gamma Waives. However, work is constantly being performed to improve this technology. This area of brain waives is involved with cognitive activities.