The Bond: Connecting through the Space Between Us (cont.)
By Lynne McTaggart
German and Austrian scientists decided to study the brain activity of
pairs of guitarists playing a short melody together to see to what
extent cortical activity is synchronized between people when they
are, as they put it, “swinging in concert.” The
scientists placed an EEG cap on each of the musicians as they played
together as a group and recorded each individual’s brain
special algorithms to analyze the brain activity of each person
individually and in relation to his partner, the scientists found
that the brain waves of each pair were highly synchronized and “in
phase” – that is, the waves peaking and troughing at
certain key moments, when they were practicing
setting the tempo with a metronome and then when they began their
study has vast implications, considering that so much of our
interaction with the world consists in synchronized and goal-directed
actions with other people. The researchers concluded that, whenever
people do things together in a synchronized fashion, their brain
waves must follow suit.
a jazz group working together as a superorganism to produce a common
sound, we get on each other’s wavelength whenever we’re
working together to produce a common result. Ultimately, this is
likely to be the basis of all successful group relationships. We are
able to get on with each other — no matter how different —
simply by sharing an activity or goal.
now understand that neurons become more efficient and operate as a
unit when they are repeatedly and persistently stimulated together:
neurons that fire together wire together.
What may be also true is that people who fire together wire together.