Spanish Scientists Use Technology to Enhance the Capabilities of the Human Brain

technology brainEveryone has heard that we use about 10% of the capabilities of our brain function. Scientists in a unique workshop in Barcelona, Spain, are working to raise this percentage.

The reason for this is that they want to find a way for the human brain to perform better in the today world, which is filled with information.

Data collection is easy. The hard part is to make sense of them. However, living in a deluge of data, people often cannot cope with complex databases. The researchers are working with sophisticated virtual reality tools in order to Continue reading

How Your Mind Can Influence Your Genes

consciousness-genesAmerican biologist claims that genes can be affected by signals located in the external environment of the cell, such as thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Cell biologist Dr. Bruce X. Lipton (formerly professor of medical courses in high school and now scientific researcher) was one of the first scientists who detected this effect. Having performed a series of experiments, he revealed that the cell membrane is an organic analogue of a computer chip.

Although these views conflict with the scientific doctrine, which states that genes are those that control behavior, similar publications of other researchers have strengthen this view. Continue reading

Exploring the Mystery of Intuition

intuitionIntuition is full of temptations. How can we keep from trying to explain something that came out of nowhere to solve a problem as something that was “sent down from above”?

Intuition is often referred to as “readily available knowledge“, which has the property to “suddenly” appear in the head of an individual. But we often fail to take into account the fact that we have long been preoccupied with solving this problem.

How it works

Intuition is viewed as a method to attain philosophical knowledge, ability to perceive information, the method of decision-making in critical situations, and ability to successfully deal with the situation during uncertainty, and also as an instinct. With such an extensive activity context, it is necessary to clarify that “intuition” is primarily a cognitive process. However, it does not work the way we are accustomed to think: when thinking process leads to intuitive response. This process follows “different rules”: Continue reading

Déjà vu: the Games of Subconscious Mind

subconscious-mindDeja vu is not an illusion, it is something that you have already experienced in your unconscious fantasies. Believe if you will, or do not believe it. This was already mentioned a hundred years ago by the “great and terrible” Freud, and many subsequent studies have only confirmed his hypothesis.

The phenomenon called deja vu is the feeling of something “already experienced” and, according to Freud, is remembrance of an unconscious fantasy. And since this fantasy is never conscious, during a deja vu moment it is impossible to “recall” something that seems to have already been already perceived.

These strange dreams

We begin with a bit of explanation. Along with the conscious fantasies, unconscious fantasies can exist, they are simply called daydreaming. Commonly, they express Continue reading

Is It Possible to Capture Human Thoughts on Film? [Photo]

In the 60s a psychiatrist from Denver, who believed that he could capture the human thoughts on film, conducted a series of experiments using a Polaroid camera.

Dr. Jule Eisenbud and his subject Ted Serios tried to prove that psychic projection is able to appear on film.

All experimental photographs today are stored in the Special Collections of the University of Maryland. Recently, they have been digitized, and now everyone can download the results of the experiment and decide for himself whether to believe in thoughtography. Continue reading

Science Behind the Mystery of Déjà Vu

deja vu scienceIt’s happened to everyone. This is a phenomenal sense of familiarity that arises when we are in a new situation.

James Lampinen, professor of psychology from the University of Arkansas, explains that déjà vu is a global phenomenon that makes us believe that we relive something that is actually happening for the first time. This experience can trigger confusion and anxiety and is often accompanied by a sense of removal from reality.

Sigmund Freud, the “father of psychoanalysis”, argued that déjà vu is the result of an unconscious Continue reading

Your Subconscious Mind Can Do Anything: How to Use Its Power

power of subconscious mindThe most important thing about the subconscious mind you need to know is that it is always “on”. That is, it is active day and night, regardless of whether you are doing. The subconscious mind controls your body. You cannot hear this silent inner process with your conscious effort. You need to start taking care of your subconscious mind. It is vital to maintain your mind in a state of expectation of only good events and make the usual mode of your thinking based solely on loyalty, justice and love.

Faith and belief are the foundation of the subconscious. Do not forget that “you will be rewarded according to your faith”.

A Protestant minister who suffered from lung cancer wrote about his methods of transferring thoughts of perfect health into his subconscious mind: “Two or three times a day, I put my body and soul in a relaxed state, repeating these words: “My feet are completely relaxed, my legs are relaxed. Right now my stomach muscles are relaxing. My heart is beating quietly, my breathing is calm and relaxed. My head is completely relaxed, my whole body is completely relaxed and calm.” After about five minutes, when I got into a drowsy, sleepy state, I repeated: Continue reading

8 Things That Enhance Your Brain Function

positive brain1. Specific objective

Once you articulate a specific goal or a task for yourself, wonderful things will start happening. You will be able to find resources, opportunities and time to accomplish things.

And if you outline the main goal for yourself and split your main objective into smaller tasks while slowly, steadily, step by step trying to carry them out, you will have no problems in achieving what you set your mind to.

2. Positive emotions

Emotions are short-term subjective human responses to the world around us (joy, anger, shame, etc.). Feelings can be described as consistent emotional attitude towards other people or phenomena. Feelings are associated with consciousness and can develop and improve continuously. Continue reading

10 Most Interesting Theories That Explain Why People Dream

dream theories mysteryThere is a branch of science called oneirology which studies dreams. This discipline combines features of neuroscience, psychology, and even literature, but does not provide the answer to an important question: why do people have dreams? There is no clear answer to this puzzle yet, but there are some interesting hypotheses, some of which are presented here.

1. Hidden desires – Sigmund Freud

One of the first few scholars, who began to study dreams, was the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. After analyzing dreams of hundreds of his patients, Freud developed a theory which is still supported by some of his followers: dreaming represents suppressed desires and hidden inclinations of people.

According to Freud, while dreaming, people see what they want to achieve, literally or symbolically. For example, if someone had a dream that his mother had died, this does not mean that this person subconsciously wants to kill her, instead, according to the Freudian interpretation, Continue reading

Top 10 Mind-Blowing Movies One Must See

1. “Fight Club” (1999)

fight club

The film was based on the book of the same name by Chuck Palahnuik. It refers to a consumer society, imposed on false values, the dependence of modern man on material things. The main character, wedged into the framework of comfort and everyday life, meets a man who helps him get rid of it all. They work together to create a community where people find freedom through Continue reading