||About MID-BRAIN ?
The midbrain is the smallest region of the brain that acts as a sort of relay station for auditory and visual information.
The midbrain controls many important functions such as the visual and auditory systems as well as eye movement.
Portions of the midbrain called the red nucleus and the substantia nigra are involved in the control of body movement.
The midbrain is located between the two developmental regions of the brain know as the forebrain and hindbrain.Within
the midbrain is the reticular formation,Which is part of the tegmentum,a region of the brainstem that influences main
functions.These two strutures,in addition to the globus pallidus,from the striatum.By inhibiting the action of
neurons in the caudate nucleus and the putamen, the dopaminergic cell of the pars compacta influence the neuronal
output of the neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid).The neurons in turn project to the cell of the pars
reticulata,which,by projecting fibres to the thalamus,are part of the output system of the corpus striatum.
The interbrain also called as midbrain, located at the centre of the cerebrum, links and consolidates the functions of each part of the brain.
It also allows the work of each file of the brain to appear onto consciousness.The interbrain acts as a sort of control
tower of consciousness and is equipped with highly advanced intelligence…If a person develops his interbrain,
he will acquire a memory that will allow him to never forget whatever he has seen or heard once.
||5 BRAIN STATES (Waves)
It is important to know that all humans display five different types of electrical patterns or “brain waves” across the cortex.
Each brain wave has a purpose and helps serve us in optimal mental functioning.
These are involved in higher processing tasks as well as cognitive functioning. Gamma waves are important for learning,
memory and information processing. It is thought that the 40 Hz gamma wave is important for the binding of our senses in
regards to perception and are involved in learning new material. It has been found that individuals who are mentally challenged
and have learning disabilities tend to have lower gamma activity than average.
* Frequency range: 40 Hz to 100 Hz (Highest)
* Too much: Anxiety, high arousal, stress
* Too little: ADHD, depression, learning disabilities
* Optimal: Binding senses, cognition, information processing, learning, perception, REM sleep
* Increase gamma waves: Meditation
These are known as high frequency low amplitude brain waves that are commonly observed while we are awake.
They are involved in conscious thought, logical thinking, and tend to have a stimulating affect. Having the right amount of
beta waves allows us to focus and complete school or work-based tasks easily. Having too much beta may lead to us experiencing
excessive stress and/or anxiety. The higher beta frequencies are associated with high levels of arousal. When you drink caffeine
or have another stimulant, your beta activity will naturally increase. Think of these as being very fast brain waves that most
people exhibit throughout the day in order to complete conscious tasks such as: critical thinking, writing, reading, and
* Frequency range: 12 Hz to 40 Hz (High)
* Too much: Adrenaline, anxiety, high arousal, inability to relax, stress
* Too little: ADHD, daydreaming, depression, poor cognition
* Optimal: Conscious focus, memory, problem solving
* Increase beta waves: Coffee, energy drinks, various stimulants
This frequency range bridges the gap between our conscious thinking and subconscious mind. In other words, alpha is the
frequency range between beta and theta. It helps us calm down when necessary and promotes feelings of deep relaxation.
If we become stressed, a phenomenon called “alpha blocking” may occur which involves excessive beta activity and very little alpha.
Essentially the beta waves “block” out the production of alpha because we become too aroused.
* Frequency range: 8 Hz to 12 Hz (Moderate)
* Too much: Daydreaming, inability to focus, too relaxed
* Too little: Anxiety, high stress, insomnia, OCD
* Optimal: Relaxation
* Increase alpha waves: Alcohol, marijuana, relaxants, some antidepressants
This particular frequency range is involved in daydreaming and sleep. Theta waves are connected to us experiencing and feeling
deep and raw emotions. Too much theta activity may make people prone to bouts of depression and may make them “highly suggestible"
based on the fact that they are in a deeply relaxed, semi-hypnotic state. Theta has its benefits of helping improve our intuition,
creativity, and makes us feel more natural. It is also involved in restorative sleep. As long as theta isn’t produced in excess
during our waking hours, it is a very helpful brain wave range.
* Frequency range: 4 Hz to 8 Hz (Slow)
* Too much: ADHD, depression, hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattentiveness
* Too little: Anxiety, poor emotional awareness, stress
* Optimal: Creativity, emotional connection, intuition, relaxation
* Increase theta waves: Depressants
These are the slowest recorded brain waves in human beings. They are found most often in infants as well as young children.
As we age, we tend to produce less delta even during deep sleep. They are associated with the deepest levels of relaxation and
restorative, healing sleep. They have also been found to be involved in unconscious bodily functions such as regulating heart
beat and digestion. Adequate production of delta waves helps us feel completely rejuvenated after we wake up from a good
night’s sleep. If there is abnormal delta activity, an individual may experience learning disabilities or have difficulties
maintaining conscious awareness (such as in cases of brain injuries).
* Frequency range: 0 Hz to 4 Hz (Slowest)
* Too much: Brain injuries, learning problems, inability to think, severe ADHD
* Too little: Inability to rejuvenate body, inability to revitalize the brain, poor sleep
* Optimal: Immune system, natural healing, restorative / deep sleep
* Increase delta waves: Depressants, sleep
||MID BRAIN ACTIVATION
In the human body, it is the pituitary gland that regulates the hormone secretions and this function has to be awakened.
For this, it is necessary to activate the neighbouring pineal body. The pineal body secretes two hormones: melatonin and
serotonin. The secretion of melatonin increases in the dark and decreases when it is bright. Serotonin is said to be very
closely related to the evolution of species and has the capacity to increase the intelligence of the right brain.
Since the midbrain is responsible for communication with the left and right hemispheres of the brain, the process of
“activating” the midbrain will result in better communication with the left and right hemispheres.
Midbrain Activation allows the brain to function as a whole, rather than only utilizing one part of the brain.
Most theories suggest that right-brain dominant individuals are guided by the more emotional, intuitive right hemisphere
while those who are left-brain dominant respond in sequential, logical ways, guided by the left hemisphere of the brain.
Therefore, individuals who are middle brain oriented can have strong qualities from both hemispheres. They can benefit
from logic from the left and intuition from the right. This is the basic principle behind Midbrain Activation.