How How To Harness The Power Of Flow To Make Better Decisions & Enhance Performance
You know when you’re in the zone, your endorphins have kicked in, and you feel like a rock star? Well, Jamie Wheal, the Executive Director of Flow Genome Project, and Adam Wright, PhD, are working on tapping into the science behind that feeling so we can use it a lot more often.
How Flow Drives Creative Genius
Renowned artist and photographer Chase Jarvis stars in the third episode of The Rise of Superman video series. This episode explores how flow drives the creative process. Flow states silence our inner critic, allowing radical new ideas and ways of thinking to emerge.
How Far Will You Go for Greatness?
Flow is a powerful force for human achievement, but flow states also hide a dark side. The neurochemicals underpinning flow have all the addictive power of drugs, and the drive to achieve these seemingly super-human feats sometimes brings athletes face to face with their limits.
Flow 101: 5 of the World’s Best Athletes Reveal the Secrets of the Zone
In this episode of The Rise of Superman video series, some masters of flow — including Travis Rice, Jimmy Chin, Chase Jarvis, Mike Horn, Dean Potter, Danny Way and Ian Walsh — talk about what the flow experience is like for them.
The Neurochemistry of Flow States, with Steven Kotler
Steven Kotler explains the neurochemical changes during flow states that strengthen motivation, creativity and learning. “The brain produces a giant cascade of neurochemistry. You get norepinephrine, dopamine, anandamide, serotonin and endorphins. All five of these are performance enhancing neurochemicals.” Kotler discusses how each amplifies intellectual and cognitive performance.
The Neuroelectricity of Flow States, with Steven Kotler
Beyond neuroanatomy and neurochemistry, flow states rely on shifts in the brain’s neuroelectricity. The brain’s default state is one of waking consciouness. Flow alters your brain waves to sit on the border of daydreaming and dreaming.
Understanding (Neural) Flow Triggers, with Steven Kotler
There are seventeen triggers for flow that can each draw your attention to the now. Mastering flow means building these triggers into your life. Two of these triggers are high consequences and deep embodiment. Kotler explains how these triggers enact flow for people ranging from snowboarders to surfers to Montessori students.
Hack Your Flow: Understanding Flow Cycles, with Steven Kotler
We now know that flow works not like an on-off switch but in a four-part cycle. Understanding these cycles can help you to more often access flow.
The Art of Flow
Just a small example of what’s possible when designing experiences that “reverse engineer the genome of Flow.”
The Rise of Superman
Over the past 30 years, skiers, snowboarders, surfers and other action sports athletes have pushed human performance farther and faster than at any other point in the 150,000-year history of our species. This video examines how flow enables the groundbreaking leaps in ultimate human performance made by surfers, skateboarders, skiers, rock climbers and more.