From Big Think: Best-selling author Steven Kotler recently visited Big Think to discuss the opti­miza­tion of conscious­ness through flow states, a key topic in his recently published book, The Rise of Superman. The best way to describe a flow state is to use the example of prac­ti­cally every action movie released since The Matrix. Expe­ri­encing flow is similar to being in “bullet time.” Like Keanu Reeves’ Neo (though certainly not on his level), a person in flow obtains the ability to keenly hone their focus on the task at hand so that every­thing else disap­pears. · Go to Your brain performs better when it slows down, with Steven Kotler →