I was under the impression that a “calm” mind while meditating was indicated by the delta wave and an “active” mind such as reading and calculating (mathematics) was indicated by non-delta waves (not sure which ones. Alpha?).
In other words, they are not the same mind state.
So how can I consistently and deliberately cause muse birds to chirp while I’m actively reading and performing mathematics? I can also “think thoughts” and not push them out of my mind and be in “delta wave” state as well.
Yes, I’ve done the typical meditation of focusing on the breath, silent chant, etc. which causes the muse birds to consistently chirp.
But I’ve also experimented and I can easily achieve start to finish “chirping” for a solid 10 minutes while reading, calculating and persistent thinking of images and narrative situations (while meditating).
Can someone please explain to me how this can happen? What do I not understand about waves and what the mind should be or not be doing?
At this moment, I wonder if the Muse is really doing what it claims.
Thank you for any help. I’d really like to believe in my Muse headband and continue to use it.