What stops our brain from having this balance all the time?
- Medications, including alcohol
- Emotional distress
These 6 types of problems tend to create a pattern in our brain’s activity that is hard to shift.
In chaos theory, we would call this pattern a “chaotic attractor”. Getting “stuck” in a specific kind of brain behaviour is like being caught in an attractor.
Even if you aren’t into chaos theory, you know being “stuck” doesn’t work – it keeps us in a place we likely don’t want to be all the time and makes it harder to dedicate our energies to something else -> Flexibility and Resilience.
Next, let’s take a closer look at how neurofeedback can be used to change brain activity.