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Friday, January 23, 2009

We're Smarter Than We Realize

New research shows that people may be a lot smarter than they realize.

Specifically, normal people who suffer brain injuries may develop increased mental abilities.

How could damage to the brain increase brain function?

Because damage to portions of the brain which inhibit our brain-processing power allow us to become aware of such faculties.

Scientists at the University of Australia who have studied this issue conclude that we all probably have the ability to activate heightened brain functions without comprising normal brain functions (and we don't need to get hit in the head to do it):

So, if all of us have latent super-abilities, is it possible to activate them permanently, or at least periodically, without compromising normal brain functioning? Probably, say the Australian scientists who used transcranial magnetic stimulation to temporarily switch off the frontal temporal lobe of volunteers. Afterwards the subjects showed an immediate improvement in calendar calculating, naming the day of the week of any recent history event, and in their artistic abilities. Of course these were just the abilities tested. Scientists do not know all of the latent abilities that humans may possess.

1 comment:

  1. so true so true
    but i would also add
    that is not the only way to do it
    i mean activate the higher state
    of mind there are many ways to activate or reprogram the mind to
    function at desired adjustments of awareness...some quick and short lived others a more gradual process
    of activation with greater staying power or the ability to tune into a certain channell(s) at any given point in time

    Excellent article
    George...who are u..i know..


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