Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying the experience of flow

  title={Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying the experience of flow},
  author={Arne Dietrich},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
Recent theoretical and empirical work in cognitive science and neuroscience is brought into contact with the concept of the flow experience. After a brief exposition of brain function, the explicit-implicit distinction is applied to the effortless information processing that is so characteristic of the flow state. The explicit system is associated with the higher cognitive functions of the frontal lobe and medial temporal lobe structures and has evolved to increase cognitive flexibility. In… CONTINUE READING
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