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GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES - 3 TRICKS FOR A SHARPER MEMORY
MEMORY TRICK 1
When it comes to names, words and phrases, my Latin teacher had it right. Saying a word three times, slowly and precisely, has been a consistent way of remembering that word. It might sound a little silly in public, but hearing it out loud makes the word more concrete in our memory. It's almost like the brain saying "Hey, you're talking about it, it must be important!"
Mind Control By Repetition
In the world of business, it's said that the three most important ingredients for success are location, location, location. Well, in the world of mind control, the three most vital things are repetition, repetition, repetition!
I'm Bradley Thompson, and (modesty aside) I'm known as a self-development guru. I've written several self-development books, and am president of dozens of personal growth websites. But while I've spent many years exploring the fascinating world of personal growth, I've discovered that one simple fact underlies the great majority of successful self-development strategies. That is, the amazing power of repetition to promote learning and change.
The Power of Repeated Words and Thoughts
Do you, like most people, let thoughts connected with worries, fears, anger or unhappiness occupy your mind most of the time?
Do you keep occupying your mind with inner conversation about negative situations and actions?
Such inner conversation eventually, affect the subconscious mind, which accepts them as real.
It is of vital importance to be careful of what goes into the subconscious mind. Words and thoughts that are repeated often get stronger by the repetitions, sink into the subconscious mind and affect the behavior, actions and reactions of the person involved.
The subconscious mind regards the words and thoughts that get lodged inside it as expressing and describing a real situation, and therefore endeavors to align the words and thoughts with reality. It works diligently to make these words and thoughts a reality in the life of the person saying or thinking them.
New Orleans, October 16, 2012 - You walk into a bar and music is thumping. All heads are bobbing and feet tapping in synchrony. Somehow the rhythmic sound grabs control of the brains of everyone in the room forcing them to operate simultaneously and perform the same behaviors in synchrony. How is this possible? Is this unconscious mind control by rhythmic sound only driving our bodily motions, or could it be affecting deeper mental processes?
The mystery runs deeper than previously thought, according to psychologist Annett Schirmer reporting new findings today at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in New Orleans. Rhythmic sound “not only coordinates the behavior of people in a group, it also coordinates their thinking—the mental processes of individuals in the group become synchronized.”
This finding extends the well-known power of music to tap into brain circuits controlling emotion and movement, to actually control the brain circuitry of sensory perception. This discovery helps explain how drums unite tribes in ceremony, why armies march to bugle and drum into battle, why worship and ceremonies are infused by song, why speech is rhythmic, punctuated by rhythms of emphasis on particular syllables and words, and perhaps why we dance.