Alpha brain waves and learning
There is a lot of talk about ‘the Mozart effect’, super learning with alpha waves, etc. I will my own experience with alpha brain waves and learning. If you ever want to give your foreign language learning a jump start you might have considered alpha waves.
What are alpha brain waves
Alpha waves are a brain state in which your brain resonates at between, 8 and 12 hz. These alpha brain waves come from synchronous electrical activity of thalamic pacemaker cells in the human brain. They can be detected on EEG and NEG and predominantly originate from the occipital lobe during relaxation. Brain waves are real an not science fiction or speculation.
Why are alpha brain waves important for learning
During an alpha brainwave state your brain is more receptive to learning new information. I do not have to quote studies here, just use common sense, when you are stressed you can not learn as efficiently as when you are awake and alert but relaxed.
My personal experience with brainwaves
I have been fooling around with brainwaves, since the first the 1990. They do help you learn better, primariy because you are more focused and relaxed while learning. Most ‘super learning’ programs are brainwaves in the alpha state. These are not radical or deep enough to have any real impact on learning. However, at deeper states brain waves are real help. However, you have to listen to them, after, you do you learning. What I mean is you can just listen to classical music if you want to achieve an alpha state. You can study to baroque music for example. However, if you really want to help your brain, put it in a theta or delta state after you study, rather than during your studying of your foreign language or any other� This will replicate the process of sleep and your brain can start to assimilate, organizes and process the information you just learned. Your brain grows when you sleep. basically. However, most of the super learning buzz is about alpha states while studying, which in my opinion is marginal help. People just recycle information they read, rather than trying it out for themselves and this changes science or at least experience into pseudo science or speculation. If you want to know more about alpha brainwaves or other brain waves, I will create a program based on this or just leave a comment and ask.