How to DOUBLE Your Brain Power

April 22, 2011 by  
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You CAN  Double Your Brain Power

Think you have an “average” or perhaps an “above average” mental capacity?

Actually you have far more brain power than you can begin to imagine. You have close to, or  perhaps even beyond, *genius* brain power potential! You say you don’t believe me?

The past 20 years could well be called “the decade of the brain.” Neuroscience now has the means of observing a healthy living brain in action.   But still, trying to define our  ultimate brain power capacity is like trying to place your finger on a globule of mercury.

The human mind is infinitely complex and subtle. And your amazing mind is no exception!

Your Amazing Brain Power

Your brain contains 1,000,000,000,000 individual nerve cells (neurons). But this figure is even more astounding when you consider that each nerve cell can interact with at least as many as 100,000 other nerve cells.

Then … if we calculate the potential capacity of your brain cells to make interconnections — the resulting number would be at least 10.5 million kilometers long.

How Much Brain Power Are YOU Using?

No known person has even approached using their full brain power or mental capacity. The human brain is virtually limitless.

It was once estimated we use about 10% of our mental potential. Today neuroscience has dropped that estimate to less than one percent. And even that figure seems overly optimistic!

Your “Thinking Cap” You’ve likely heard the expression “thinking cap.” That slang term refers to our brain’s cerebral cortex — the “cortical grey matter” neuroscientists consider the source of our thinking capacity.

Your cortex is actually split into two separate sides connected by a fantastically dense and complex highway of nerve fibers called the “corpus collosum.”

In most people, the left side of the cerebral cortex deals with logical matters — words, numbers, reasoning, and analysis. It spends a lot of time in the “beta” brainwave range. The right side of your cerebral cortex, on the other hand, deals with imagination, images, color, day-dreaming, visualization, and pattern recognition. It tends to focus quite a bit in the “alpha” brainwave range so highly developed in meditators.

Are You Right-Brained OR Left-Brained?

There’s a common assumption that most people are either right-brained OR left-brained.

If that’s true, then we must assume that the great scientific genius Albert Einstein was left-brained — and the great creative master of photography Ansel Adams would then have been right-brained.

But was this the case?

Nope. An examination of the notebooks of Albert Einstein and Ansel Adams pokes huge holes in this common theory. In fact, Einstein credited his greatest scientific insights not to left-brain logic — but rather to his right-brain highly creative daydreaming and brain power.

And Ansel Adams credited his greatest art photographs not to his right-brain artistic “eye” — but rather to his left-brain detailed analytical note taking.

Actually – our most powerful and expansive mental activities are those using *both sides* of our cortex.

When you describe yourself as primarily creative or intuitive (right-brained), or analytical and logical (left-brained), you are just describing the side of the cortex you have most successfully developed. With the right nurturing, the other side of your cortex can also flourish and develop!

This has the potential to *double* your mind power!

Immediately DOUBLE Your Brain Power

There’s a simple, but powerful, way for you to immediately refine the non-dominant side of your cortex and double your brain power. Great athletes do it. So do top executives, famous artists, and people from all walks of life who seek to excel in their lives.

On first reading, the following solution may seem too simple to be effective. Just give it a try, and you’ll be amazed at the expanded depth of your mental capacity.

The solution? If you’re analytical — encourage yourself to daydream. And if you’re instead predominantly creative — encourage yourself to begin to logically analyze your creative efforts. Activate your mind and ask yourself “what if.” And… begin to pay more attention to your mental wanderings.


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Posted by Jill Ammon-Wexler
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Is Time Travel Real?

September 21, 2010 by  
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time travelIs Time Travel Real? 

What are you doing when you aren’t doing anything at all?  If you said “nothing,” then you  just passed a test in logic, but  flunked a test in neuroscience about time travel.

So what about time travel? When people perform mental tasks–adding numbers, comparing shapes, identifying faces–different areas of their brains become active, and brain scans show these active areas as brightly colored squares on an otherwise dull gray background.

But researchers have recently discovered that when these areas of our brains light up, other areas go dark. This dark network (which comprises regions in the frontal, parietal and medial temporal lobes) is off when we seem to be on, and on when we seem to be off. And this seems to be the time travel connection.

If you climbed into an MRI machine and lay there quietly, waiting for instructions from a technician, the dark network would be as active as a beehive. But the moment your instructions arrived and your task began, the bees would freeze and the network would fall silent. When we appear to be doing nothing, we are clearly doing something. But what? Time travel.

The answer, it seems, is time travel occurs naturally in our brains.

The human body moves forward in time at the rate of one second per second whether we like it or not. But the human mind can move through time in any direction and at any speed it chooses. It seems to be able to trvel forward and backward through time.

Our ability to close our eyes and imagine the pleasures of Super Bowl Sunday or remember the excesses of New Year’s Eve is a fairly recent evolutionary development, and we think our talent for doing this is unparalleled in the animal kingdom.

We are a time travel race, unfettered by chronology and capable of visiting the future or revisiting the past whenever we wish. But if our neural time travel mental machines are damaged by illness, age or accident, we may become trapped in the present. Alzheimer’s disease, for instance, specifically attacks the dark network, stranding many of its victims in an endless now, unable to remember their yesterdays or envision their tomorrows.

Why did evolution design our brains for time travel?

Perhaps it’s because an experience is a terrible thing to waste. Moving around in the world exposes organisms to danger, so as a rule they should have as few experiences as possible and learn as much from each as they can.

Although some of life’s lessons are learned in the moment (“Don’t touch a hot stove”), others become apparent only after the fact (“Now I see why she was upset. I should have said something about her new dress”). Time travel allows us to pay for an experience once, and then have it again and again —  learning new lessons with each repetition. When we are busy having experiences–herding children, signing checks, battling traffic–the dark network is silent, but as soon as those experiences are over, the network is awakened, and we begin moving across the landscape of our history to see what we can learn via time travel.

Animals learn by trial and error, and the smarter they are, the fewer trials they need. Traveling backward buys us many trials for the price of one, but traveling forward allows us to dispense with trials entirely. Just as pilots practice flying in flight simulators, the rest of us practice living in life simulators, and our ability to simulate future courses of action and preview their consequences enables us to learn from mistakes without making them.

We don’t need to bake a liver cupcake to find out that it is a stunningly bad idea; simply imagining it is punishment enough. The same is true for insulting the boss and misplacing the children. We may not heed the warnings that prospection provides, but at least we aren’t surprised when we wake up with a hangover or when our waists and our inseams swap sizes.

The dark network allows us to time travel into the future, but not just any future. When we contemplate futures that don’t include us–Will the NASDAQ be up next week? Will Hillary run again?–the dark network is quiet. Only when we move time travel does it come alive.

Perhaps the most startling fact about the dark network isn’t what it does but how often it does it. Neuroscientists refer to it as the brain’s default mode, which is to say that we spend more of our time away from the present than in it.

People typically overestimate how often they are in the moment because they rarely take notice when they take leave. It is only when the environment demands our attention–a dog barks, a child cries, a telephone rings–that our mental time machines switch themselves off and deposit us with a bump in the here and now. We stay just long enough to take a message and then we slip off again to time travel to the land of Elsewhen, our dark networks awash in light.

Learn more about time travel here.

Posted by Jill Ammon-Wexler
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What is Your Personality Theme?

May 21, 2010 by  
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personalityThe heroes of mythology are called archetypes — perennial personality themes stored in the collective, universal mind.

These themes are representations of our collective yearnings, imagination, and deepest desires.

Basic personality themes

We see them in the writings of ancient cultures, and in literature throughout the ages. Their shapes shift depending on where we are in history, but their core remains the same.

These archetypes appear in our modern-day movies, television soap operas, and tabloid newspapers. Anytime a person or character seems “bigger than life,” we are seeing the enactment of an archetype. These characters are usually presented as uncomplicated and with purity of intent, regardless of what that intent may be.

Divine or diabolical, sacred or profane, sinner or saint, adventurer, sage, seeker, rescuer, redeemer – all are exaggerated expressions of the conscious energy of the collective mind.

Archetypes are born of the collective mind, but they are enacted by individuals. Their mythical dramas play out daily in our physical world. Every human being is attuned to some archetype, or even two or three archetypes. Every one of us is hardwired at the level of the soul to enact or model archetypal characteristics. They are seeds sown within us — our personality theme.

The activation of an archetype releases its patterning forces that allow us to become more of what we are destined to become. And our individual archetypes are reflected in our desires or intentions.

They become our personality theme

So… really who are you? What do you want? What is the purpose of your existence?

Discover your most powerful personality theme. Amaze Yourself!

Posted by Jill Ammon-Wexler
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