In this episode of The Healers Café, Dr. Manon Bolliger ND, talks to Toby Pasman Pasman is a neurophysiology researcher who graduated from the University of Oregon in 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and completed his Master’s of Psychology through Lynn University in 2021.
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Highlights from today's episode include:
Toby Pasman 10:27
One being that long term meditators produce a lot more gamma waves than the average person. And gamma waves are kind of a lesser talked about brainwave, they're actually the fastest of all the brainwaves. And basically, neuroscientists have kind of discovered that they play a big role in our awareness, our ability to be intently focused and actively go about sort of solving different problems, along with sort of integrating information coming from different areas of our awareness
Toby Pasman 13:40
Thinking about things cognitively processing, we're producing mostly beta waves. Now, when someone meditates and kind of turning their awareness inward, you start producing more, you drop down into producing more of these alpha waves. And alpha brainwaves are really important for kind of relaxation, also increasing people's ability to learn, process, and recall a lot of information really quickly.
Toby Pasman And basically, with neuro technologies, were able to, short circuit, the process in the sense that it might take a meditator a long time to be able to eventually sink into producing beta waves through their meditation. But I could put a couple of electrodes on someone's brain and specifically stimulate a beta frequency. So, then their brain is going to just directly entrain to that frequency that's being stimulated. So, it's, it's a similar sort of mechanism in terms of altering brainwaves and the electrical activity, both with meditation along with kind of these newer neuro technologies, but these different technologies can really accelerate the process quite dramatically.
About Toby Pasman
Toby Pasman is a neurophysiology researcher who graduated from the University of Oregon in 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and completed his Master’s of Psychology through Lynn University in 2021. He worked on the Emotions and Neuroplasticity Project at the Brain Development Lab at the UO while in undergrad, learning EEG acquisition and artifacting.
Toby began working at a peak performance facility outside of Seattle, Washington, training high profile CEOs, professional athletes, and Hollywood actors, who were looking to maximize their brain performance, recording QEEG brain maps and utilizing neurofeedback and neurostimulation technology.
Toby has since worked in the substance abuse and mental health fields, utilizing QEEG brain mapping, neurofeedback, neurostimulation, and PEMF therapy to treat patients clinically. He trained under Dr. Nicholas Dogris, CEO of Neurofield Neurotherapy, learning extensively about applying various forms of neurostimulation to enhance brain performance.
Core purpose/passion: Being the best version of myself and showing up as the best entrepreneur, podcast show host, friend, and son that I can be. I'm passionate about my neuroscience business I just started called Roscoe's Wetsuit Neuro, which offers premium brain health coaching and targeted neuromodulation services to people interested in achieving peak cognitive performance.
About Dr. M (Manon Bolliger), ND:
Dr. Manon is a Naturopathic Doctor, the Founder of Bowen College, an International Speaker, she did a TEDx talk "Your Body is Smarter Than You Think. Why Aren’t You Listening?" in Jan 2021, and is the author of Amazon best-selling books "What Patient's Don't Say if Doctors Don't Ask". & "A Healer in Every Household" For more great information to go to her weekly blog: http://bowencollege.com/blog.
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