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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 from the Cambridge English Dictionary [ ] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of consciousness from the Cambridge English Dictionary [ ] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of awareness from the Cambridge English Dictionary [ ] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of insight from the Cambridge English Dictionary [ ] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of brainwave from the Cambridge English Dictionary [ ] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of prefrontal cortex from the Cambridge English Dictionary [ ] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of norepinephrine from the Cambridge English Dictionary [ ] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of dopamine from the Cambridge English Dictionary [ ] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of endorphin from the Cambridge English Dictionary [ ] © Cambridge University Press
Definition of serotonin from the Cambridge English Dictionary [ ] © Cambridge University Press
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