Meditative States Synchronize Brainwave Activity Between Hemispheres, Preparing You for Those "aha" Moments.
Last Saturday evening at Thai BBQ on 49th and Powell (great food and friendly service) they had these little puzzles with a relief sculpture of a frog, a lizard, etc., composed of 12 sliding squares. At first I tried to "figure it out" through some sort of logical analysis, but could not get very far that way. Then I just began sliding the pieces around rather quickly, not really thinking about it and within a minute or so, voila, I solved it. I picked up the next puzzle and did it again. Amused and amazed I didn't know how I was able to complete the puzzle so quickly without "thinking." "Wow" I thought, I want to use this method more often and with everyday problems. So, I began…
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searching to understand better this fun and interesting phenomenon. I found a couple of articles (see links below) that I think begin to reveal what might be happening in the brain when we have "aha" moments. And much to my delight this same brainwave activity is associated with meditative states.