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Creativity and Flow States in the Brain

flow
- a situation in which something is produced or moved continuously
consciousness
- the state of understanding and realizing something
awareness
- knowledge that something exists, or understanding of a situation or subject at the present time based on information or experience
insight
- (the ability to have) a clear, deep, and sometimes sudden understanding of a complicated problem or situation
brainwave
- any of several patterns of electrical activity in the brain
prefrontal cortex
- the front part of the brain, that is important in human behaviour such as planning, decision-making, and self-control
norepinephrine
- a hormone that helps keep blood pressure at a constant level, especially if it falls too low
dopamine
- a hormone (= chemical substance) that is made naturally in the body and may also be given as a drug
endorphin
- a chemical naturally, released in the brain to reduce pain, that in large amounts can make you feel relaxed or full of energy
serotonin
- a neurotransmitter (= a chemical in the body that carries messages from the brain) that helps you feel relaxed and happy




Definition of
flow
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consciousness
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awareness
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Definition of
insight
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brainwave
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Definition of
prefrontal cortex
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norepinephrine
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Definition of
dopamine
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endorphin
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Definition of
serotonin
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