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Unlock Your Brain Full Potential

There was a time when it was thought that our IQ was fixed. You were born either clever or stupid. Pardon the rudeness but these were the exact words used on children in the seventies. Back then you either could study or could not. There was no such thing as growing to one's full potential. As a result of this, many children grew up thinking that they were smart or otherwise.

Well thank goodness that times have changes. Nowadays psychologists have found that the brain is highly plastic and because of its plasticity there was no such thing as a fixed IQ. It was highly variable depending on the context. They also found that there were many types of intelligence.

If we look around we have to admit that there are many people who are talented in myriad different ways. It was wrong to think that our IQ should prove only academic ability. What was even more surprising was that our brains interacted with our environments and our moods. Thus, our brains also affected our character traits.

To put it succinctly nobody is stupid. We all have different types of abilities and this is linked to our environments. There is an element of nature and nurture as well. The only difference is that each person had a different ratio of nature and nurture compared to another person. Studies also found traces of embryonic materials in the spinal cord. Hence, every good and bad experience the mother feels is felt by the foetus in the womb and this is passed on to the foetus who imbibes these feelings permanently.

The way to override these feelings would be to go back to nature. With this in mind, researchers found that meditation brought us back to our most natural state. It was here that the negative could be erased. For this reason, researchers have painstakingly gone back to nature to record waterfalls, spring and birds chirping. These sounds are said to lull the brain into a deep sleep right into one's subconscious mind. Here one can control one's visualisation. It also allows one to confront one's fears and weakness as well as harness new strength to meet deficiencies.

Apparently, one's mind becomes less foggy because of the four different levels of activity - alpha, beta, theta, delta or gamma. These spur the neurotransmitters in the brain to pick up the brainwave activity and make changes to the brain. The positive changes to the brain enable one to be more relaxed and confident and help one to cope with life’s adversities. In tandem with the plasticity of the brain, meditation helps one to focus better.


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Yes. That's good news.

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  about 7 years ago

interesting. Good to know that it is not set in stone from birth.

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thank you Rick.

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  about 7 years ago

I agree, there are myriad ways that we are smart and they don't always make it on school report cards. Thanks for the article and the site is looking good.

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  about 7 years ago
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