The Brain is like a muscle - the more you
use it, the stronger it gets.
HUMAN curiosity about the workings of the brain dates
back at least 46 centuries. The first appearance of the word "brain" is
on the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus, an Egyptian manuscript dating
from around 1600 BC but thought to have been copied from the writings
of Imhotep, an engineer, architect and physician who lived 1000
years earlier. The papyrus is the earliest known work on trauma
medicine, and among other things it describes head injuries.
Happiness and Success In Life starts with your
state of mind.
If you maintain a favorable state of mind, you will get favorable
results in life.
If you carry an unfavorable state of mind, you will get comparable
results in life.
Studies of workers' IQ levels show they rise and fall throughout
the day depending on a variety of factors , stresses and events.
Are you operating at your peak?
It doesn't matter how brainy you are or how much education you've
had - you can still improve and expand your mind. Boosting your
mental faculties doesn't have to mean studying hard or becoming
a reclusive book worm. There are lots of tools, techniques , as
well as changes to your lifestyle, diet and behaviour that can
help you flex your grey matter and get the best out of your brain
Everyone knows the importance of taking regular physical exercise
in keeping us healthy, fit and strong. But it is just as
important to take regular mental exercise to keep your brain in
Research has shown that regular brain 'exercise' and stimulation
can improve memory, boost concentration and increase reaction times.
Around the age of 40, honest folks may already admit to noticing
changes in their mental abilities. This is the beginning of a gradual
decline that in all too many of us will culminate in full-blown
dementia. If it were possible somehow to reverse it, slow
it or mask it, wouldn't you?
|Have you ever noticed that some people effortlessly learn
new concepts and materials while others struggle? Napoleon
Bonaparte learned the names of thousands of his loyal soldiers.
World champion chess players can replay games in their mind
from years ago. I have often wondered how these intellectual
marvels have accomplished such great feats
Brain cells communicate with one another via tiny branchlike cells
called dendrites. As we age, our ability to form dendrites declines,
which is why our memory wanes and we have more difficulty learning
new tasks. Dendrite growth peaks before adolescence. This is one
of the reasons that children pick up languages, musical instruments,
and other skills so readily while we adults struggle with them.
If your child or grandchild has ever tried to teach you how to
play a video game, you know what I am talking about. Children's
brains make connections faster. After puberty, the formation of
new dendrites slows down, and at that point connections that are
used frequently become permanent while those that are underutilized
are lost. Through the years there is a constant brain drain, resulting
in fewer and fewer new dendrites.
|The brain's attentional state is controlled by the neurotransmitters
dopamine and noradrenalin. Dopamine encourages a persistent,
goal-centred state of mind whereas noradrenalin produces an
outward-looking, vigilant state. So not surprisingly, anything
that raises dopamine levels can boost your powers of concentration.
Science has now learned that the brain is extremely
resilient, even in adulthood, and that it has an amazing capacity
to restore itself if it is given the proper stimulation. We have
learned that if we use our brain by challenging ourselves mentally,
we can build new nerve connections and strengthen neuron pathways.
The result is increased brain power and a more youthful functioning
brain. Animals have demonstrated that intellectual challenges encourage
neurons to branch out and create new connections, and there is
compelling evidence that the same is true for humans.
If we were meant to use only 10% of our brain cells to lead a
happy life, we would not have been born with 10 times as much to
Dolphins have about the same neuronal capacity as man, yet they
live as intelligent, fun-loving and harmonious creatures with their
environment. They use their complete brains, not just a fraction.
Is it too much of an imaginative stretch to assume that the more
you use your brain capacity, the more harmonious your life could
be? Can you really imagine a 100% brain user engaged in crime,
war, starvation, disease, prejudice or environmental destruction?
We're creatures that are designed just as perfectly as every other
creature on earth, but we're just not using all the potential available
to us like all other creatures! Why? Could it be that we no longer
know HOW to connect to our "energy source" like all other
creatures? Or is it that we don't care to make the free CHOICE
to do so? Free will is such a confusing thing to 10% brain users
controlled by "knee-jerk" desires of the body!
|Mental exercise is important, too. Using your brain to
learn a new language, master a new hobby or engage in friendly
debate stimulates blood flow and strengthens the connections
(synapses) between nerve cells in the brain. A Washington
University study found that memorization techniques also
encourage the brain to work more efficiently and may reduce
age-related memory loss.
What is the solution? Can we really use 100% of our brains and
improve the quality of our lives? Of course we can. Instead of
having memory loss, we can become memory wizards. Instead of being
stymied by the simplest problems, we can become creative "geniuses." Instead
of not being able to balance our checkbooks, we can become lightning
calculators. Instead of being dull to our sensory world, we can
become enlivened and truly conscious about our sensory environment.
Instead of being "stuck" in unhappy emotional ruts all
our lives, we can learn to get along with our fellow creatures
in complete and diversified harmony!
|You are what you eat, and that includes your brain.YOUR
brain is the greediest organ in your body, with some quite
specific dietary requirements. So it is hardly surprising that
what you eat can affect how you think.
As one grows in self-awareness, the realization slowly unfolds
that one's own condition is brought about by oneself and one's
own choices in life, whether they are gut reactive, knee-jerk choices
or conscious choices. Whatever you were dealt with at birth, your
choices throughout your life determine your outcome. The more complete
the usage of both your mind and body -- the more physically and
mentally able you become, and the better you feel about yourself,
too. In so doing, your spiritual development cannot help but evolve
a higher consciousness state as well.
A DECADE ago Frances Rauscher, a psychologist now at
the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, and her colleagues
made waves with the discovery that listening to Mozart
improved people's mathematical and spatial reasoning. Even
rats ran mazes faster and more accurately after hearing
Mozart than after white noise or music by the minimalist
composer Philip Glass. Last year, Rauscher reported that,
for rats at least, a Mozart piano sonata seems to stimulate
activity in three genes involved in nerve-cell signalling
in the brain.
Fortunately, there are a number of tools that will help you to
learn faster, study better, and begin absorbing information like
a sponge.And the most powerfull to our knowledge, is, the light
and sound machines below
.Significantly reduce stress and anxiety
•Improve your sleep and increase energy and vitality
• Achieve profound states of deep meditation,relaxation
• Improve mental and emotional well-being
• Awaken your potential for long-term personal growth
• Dramatically increase your self-awareness
• Take your creativity and motivation to new levels
• Reach deep into your subconscious mind for life solutions
Is there a substantial body of research supporting the phenomenon
of light/sound (L/S)? Certainly the field is growing rapidly
and, as a result of the proliferation of the newer commercial
devices, a rash of anecdotal reporting has found its way
into the popular press. Hutchison devoted almost the entire
issue of volume 1, number 2 of his exciting journal, MEGABRAIN
REPORT, to a discussion of L/S, including very early reports.
With all due respect we will borrow some of this material
Clinical Guide to Sound and Light - The classic
guide by Dr. Thomas Budzynski. A wide-ranging discussion
of how he has used sound and light technology in his
Never underestimate the power of a good
A session on a light and sound machine is like 6 hours sleep
As we strive to retard the aging process and fight deterioration
of the brain and mind, AVS (Audio Visual Systems or light and sound
machines), with extensive scientific research to back it up, stands
to be one of the valuable brain tools for wellness into our advanced
years. Almost anyone can benefit from using AVS machines. From
people who have already cognitive deterioration, through baby boomers
who are starting to suffer the symptoms of memory loss to young
people and students who want to enhance their memory to increase
their intellectual capacity as well as to obtain good results at
A Short History
of Light and Sound - A great introduction to the history
and background of the subject by Michael Hutchison.
Enhancement - A 1999 study
which demonstrates a significant increase in academic perfromance
following regular use of early Meditation Machine technology.
and Sound and Learning-Disabled Children - 'The use
of auditory and visual stimulation to improve the cognitive abilities
in leraning-disabled children'. A dissertation by Dr. Ruth Olmstead.
Dr. Olmstead has extensive experience treating children and adults
diagnosed with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder
(ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety,
depression, and a number of neurological disorders.
New brain cells die without
a job to do
When it comes to brainpower they say you either use
it or lose it. Now a study in mice suggests that the survival
of newly formed adult brain cells depends on the amount
of input they receive.
16 August 2006
From New Scientist Print Edition
Thought control is easier than you
Given that the L/S experience is intrinsically interesting, it
can, over time, lose its uniqueness if it is used only as "an
interesting trip." However, in its capacity as an "entry
vehicle" , L/S becomes the means to the end of communicating
important self-change information to the deeper parts of the mind.
Relevant, important material can be presented quite precisely through
audiotapes/CDa as the learner relaxes to the appropriate depth.
It is theorized that the more deeply embedded emotional scripts
may require a lower EEG arousal state, such as slowed alpha or
theta in order to influence them. On the other hand, more nearly
rote informational tapes/CDs can be presented at a relaxed alpha
This may typically be achieved via an L/S program that would involve
a descent from beta through alpha to theta, remaining there for
most of the session, then ramping back up to alpha or beta at program's
end. In contrast, the learning of a foreign language vocabulary
might take place with an L/S program that stays primarily at 10
Hz alpha. The focus of this application of LS is on the assimilation
of the tape/cd material rather than the experience of the L/S itself.
This application therefore does not result in the "declining
results" phenomenon often seen when LS is employed only for
the unique experiential
A continuing program of self-improvement And Mind Expansion can
be carried on for an indefinite period through the use of a series
of properly structured, sequential, programs. Thus, the trainee
completes sequentially a program on a given theme, e.g., self-esteem
enhancement, followed by a series on stress coping. The trainee
can then focus on a reaching goals series, before moving on to
a fourth series containing appetite control suggestions. One could
also continue on through additional programs on exercise, attaining
financial security, maintaining health, self actualization and
finally, transcendence. Since there is an ever increasing offering
of self help programs one could continue with L/S aided self improvement
Recalling that the brain learns by assimilating whatever stimuli
are presented to it, if the critical defense systems allow absorption,
then the reg ular presentation of positive self esteem enhancing,
self change informa tion, within a paradigm that can temporarily
lower the shields of these traumatically induced, low self esteem
maintained defenses, result in the gradual refinement of self.
As the self evolves into one of higher self regard, the critical
defenses are automatically removed thus allowing greater freedom
of expression, less fear, an increased ability to achieve without
self sabotage, and a higher level of satisfaction and happiness.
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