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Alpha

My ability to pay attention to what I call my "alpha state" (the state of mind I get into just before going to sleep) is back. (Wellbutrin took it away for a while.) I can sort of follow the voices and music and images. They change constantly. It's kind of like MTV. I like it; it's very entertaining.

Grudging acceptance
I guess I can forgive MTV for trying to mimic the human alpha state if Virginia Woolf and James Joyce were doing it in print at the beginning of the 19th century.

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inspectorjury
Jun. 26th, 2001 04:27 pm (UTC)
Alpha State?
We now call Alpha State what we used to call day dreaming?
firecat
Jun. 26th, 2001 04:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Alpha State?
I don't know about "we"...also this is different from daydreaming...I can't quite explain. To me, daydreaming is letting your mind wander but having it more or less in a state of ordinary consciousness. What I'm talking about happens in a half-asleep state.

I call it alpha state because I imagine if they put electrodes on me they would say I was generating alpha brain waves. I don't know, though.
inspectorjury
Jun. 26th, 2001 05:31 pm (UTC)
We as in Universal........
I understand. This state usually comes to me as I am waking. I wake very slowly sometimes and the images and feelings in that state are so real. Is that what you are talking about?
firecat
Jun. 26th, 2001 10:04 pm (UTC)
Re: We as in Universal........
Sounds like it...
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