Flow State Alex Azzi's research map

My research on flow states

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1. Combine chocolate with mao I (cinnamon)

2. Visualize being in flow

2.1. Address the fear

3. Increased happiness

4. Gotzler

4.1. Pomodoro technique

4.2. Pavlock / self punishment

4.3. Distraction free zone

4.4. Why is the outcome important for you

4.5. Set goals

4.6. Intermittent fasting / keto

4.7. Limit resources

4.7.1. What do I need or want flow for

4.8. Binaural beats

4.9. Create a powerful morning routine

5. 17 Triggers

5.1. Accelerate / catalyze entrance into flow states

5.2. 4 Psychological

5.2.1. Intensely focused attention

5.2.2. Clear goals

5.2.3. Immediate feedback

5.2.4. Challenge : Skills ratio

5.3. 3 Environmental

5.3.1. High consequences

5.3.2. Deep embodiment

5.3.3. Rich environment

5.4. Sense of control

5.5. 9 Social

5.5.1. Serious concentration

5.5.2. Shared, clear goals

5.5.3. Good communication

5.5.4. Familiarity

5.5.5. Risk

5.5.6. Close listening

5.5.7. Always say yes

5.6. 1 Creative

5.6.1. Pattern recognition with risk taking

5.6.1.1. Equal participation & skill level

6. Science

6.1. Neuroscience

6.1.1. Transient hypofrontality

6.1.2. Exercise induced

6.1.3. Neurochemistry

6.1.3.1. Neurotransmitters

6.1.3.1.1. Pre frontal cortex

6.1.3.1.2. Dopamine

6.1.3.1.3. Norapinephrine

6.1.3.1.4. Seratonin

6.1.3.2. Endorphins

6.1.3.3. Anandamide

6.1.3.4. Cocktail released

6.1.3.4.1. Hormones

6.1.4. Neuroanatomy

6.1.4.1. Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex deactivated

6.1.4.1.1. Inner critic

6.1.4.1.2. Voice of doubt / disparagement

6.1.4.1.3. Less critical

6.1.4.1.4. More courageous

6.1.4.1.5. Abilities augmented

6.1.4.1.6. Imagine new possibilities

6.1.5. Neurobiology

6.1.5.1. Flow is product of profound changes in brain function

6.1.5.2. Brainwaves move from fast moving beta to slow borderline between alpha and theta

6.1.5.3. Alpha

6.1.5.3.1. Day dreaming

6.1.5.4. Theta

6.1.5.4.1. REM

6.1.5.4.2. Just before sleep

6.1.5.4.3. Ideas combine in radical ways

7. Sort

7.1. Overthinking

7.1.1. Pre frontal cortex

7.2. Time periods

7.2.1. Long term

7.2.2. Short term

7.3. Focus

7.4. Midpoint between boredom and anxiety

7.5. Addictive

7.5.1. Autotelic

7.6. Happiness

7.6.1. Aristotle conclusion

7.6.2. What people want more than anything

7.7. Extreme situational awareness

7.7.1. How to get if?

7.7.1.1. Pay more attention

7.8. Skills

7.8.1. Automized

7.8.2. 3-4

7.9. Hyper ergonomics

7.9.1. No friction

7.9.1.1. Intention

7.9.1.2. Action

7.9.2. How to get it

7.9.2.1. Work out the kinks

7.10. Feel the force don’t force the feel

8. What is Flow

8.1. Subset

8.1.1. Non Ordinary States of Consciousness

8.1.1.1. Types

8.1.1.1.1. Dreams

8.1.1.1.2. Trance

8.1.1.1.3. Possession

8.1.1.2. Functional

8.1.1.2.1. Optimal

8.1.1.2.2. Those states or experiences which take us out of ourselves

8.1.1.3. Disfunctional

8.1.1.3.1. Mental illnesss

8.2. Ecstasis

8.3. Experience STER

8.3.1. Selfnessness

8.3.1.1. Reboot for nervous system / psychology

8.3.1.2. Inner critic

8.3.1.3. Neurosis

8.3.1.4. Provides objective experience of subjective life

8.3.1.4.1. Subject object shift

8.3.1.4.2. Robert Keegan

8.3.1.5. Monkey suit

8.3.2. Timelessness

8.3.2.1. Montessori

8.3.2.1.1. 3 hours

8.3.3. Effortlessness

8.3.3.1. Pain relief

8.3.4. Richness

8.3.4.1. Insight connection innovation outpaced

8.3.4.2. Heightened pattern recognition

8.3.4.3. Lateral thinking

8.4. Characteristics

8.4.1. Complete concentration on a task

8.4.2. Clarity of goals, immediate feedback, and a reward in mind

8.4.3. Transformation of time (speeding up or slowing down of time)

8.4.4. Intrinsically rewarding experience – an end in-and-of itself

8.4.5. Effortlessness and ease

8.4.6. Balance between challenge and skills

8.4.7. Actions merge with awareness — a loss of self-conscious rumination

8.4.8. Feelings of control over the task

8.4.9. Subjective feeling

8.4.9.1. Senses heightened

8.4.9.2. Concentration laser focused

8.4.9.2.1. Everything else falls away

8.4.9.3. Action and awareness merge

8.4.9.4. Sense of self disappears

8.4.9.4.1. Self consciousness

8.4.9.5. Time distortion

8.4.9.5.1. Slows down

8.4.9.5.2. Speeds up

8.4.9.6. All aspects of performance are heightened

9. Research

9.1. Origin

9.1.1. Cross species communication

9.2. Articles

9.2.1. How to Enter the Flow State by Marelisa

9.2.1.1. What Is The State of Flow

9.2.1.2. The Point at Which You Hit the State of Flow

9.2.1.3. How Does It Feel to Be in the Flow

9.2.1.4. How to Achieve the Flow State

9.2.1.5. Conclusion

9.2.2. ‘Flow’ Can Help You Achieve Goals by Kendra Cherry

9.2.2.1. How Does it Feel to Experience Flow

9.2.2.2. How to Achieve Flow

9.2.2.3. Applications and Examples of Flow

9.2.2.4. The Benefits of Flow

9.2.3. Flow State: What It Is and How to Achieve It by Alayna Cherry

9.2.3.1. Nice short article

9.2.4. How to enter the ‘flow state’ for effortless creativity by Matt Davis

10. Definition

10.1. Optimal state of consciousness, a peak state, where we both feel our best and perform our best

10.2. Being in "The Zone"

10.3. The most desirable state on earth?

10.3.1. Most elusive

10.3.2. Except for adventure atheletes

10.4. Stella Grizont

10.4.1. The experience of complete absorption in a particular endeavor

10.4.2. “True engagement is when we are so lost in the task at hand that we lose a sense of time and space. We even forget ourselves, our ego [and its] ruminations.”

11. Benefits

11.1. Creativity

11.1.1. Most important skill

11.1.1.1. Partnership for 21st century skills

11.1.1.1.1. 250 researchers at 60 institutions

11.1.1.2. Global survey of 1500 top execs by IBM of most desirable qualities in CEO

11.1.2. Australia study

11.1.2.1. Tricky brain teaser

11.1.2.2. No one solved

11.1.2.3. Transcranial stimulation

11.1.2.3.1. 23 solved in record time

11.1.3. Harvard study

11.1.3.1. Teresa Amiable

11.1.3.2. People are more creative in flow and after

11.1.3.3. Trains us to be more creative

11.1.4. Theta state

11.2. Increased productivity

11.2.1. McKinsey study

11.2.1.1. 10 years

11.2.1.2. Found top execs 500% more productive in flow

11.3. Accelerated learning

11.4. Motivation

11.5. Overcoming fear

11.6. Improved performance

11.6.1. Physical

11.6.2. Mental

11.7. Better sleep

11.7.1. Rest / recovery ?

12. History

12.1. Mihaly

12.1.1. Largest psychological surveys ever in 1970s

12.1.1.1. Questioning about best

12.1.1.1.1. Performance

12.1.1.1.2. Feeling

12.1.1.2. Started with experts

12.1.1.2.1. Chess

12.1.1.2.2. Surgeons

12.1.1.2.3. Dancers

12.1.1.3. All walks of life

12.1.1.3.1. Italian farmers

12.1.1.3.2. Navajo sheepherders

12.1.1.3.3. Chicago assembly line workers

12.1.1.3.4. Elderly Korean women

12.1.2. Ability vs challenge framework

12.1.2.1. 2

12.1.3. Flow test