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Arousal: revisiting the reticular activating system.
American Psychological Association (APA): reticular activating system.
This means that the reticular activating system activates the rest of the brain when we are alerted, and it does so, not by triggering such activity in other regions, but by itself generating gamma band activity," Garcia-Rill said.
The reticular activating system, psychological vestment and the law of attraction being three of my favourite explanations for this, but for our purposes suffice to say that it's pretty darn important to focus on what you really want.
Technically speaking, he says drumming at low frequency bypasses the brain's Reticular Activating System (believed to be the center of arousal and motivation), thereby stimulating all areas of the brain at once.