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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.
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.