Originally posted by siddharthsma
How do you create new connections within your brain ?
And if you do, are you using more of your brain cells ?
suggested viewing: " What The Bleep Do We Know "
Almost all of humanity's brains operate under the same rules. In psychology and neurobiology it is refered to as "The Law of Association".
"The Law of Association" dictates that consciously you can only accept and integrate a new truth through stimulis experienced only if you have
already chosen to accept certain truths that are prerequisites that permit you to add on the new truth.
In other words you must first know 1, 2, and 3 before you can fully understand the concept of 4.
Our brain cells must form relationships (connections) for synapses or paths through the law of association in order for us to learn and integrate and
accept new ideas.
In order to accept new ideas, pre-existing ideas must first be accepted at the conscious level. It is in effect our state of mind that effects our
learning, and regulates what information we accept as true.
fact: Most people's brain consciously operates at a speed of 2,000 bits of information per second. These sparks of electricity between brain cells
in our frontal lobes (forehead, and top of forehead) create 2,000 sparks a minute. The frontal lobes (forehead part of brain) is where our identity
and conscious self is thinking and integrating thought.
However our subconscious brain operates at a speed of 400,000,000,000 bits of information per second.
All information we recieve from all sensory input (taste, hearing, sight, touch, smell) first gets presented to our subconscious mind, then it is
"filtered" through and our conscious state of mind (our attitude towards the world" allows for certain information to be presented to our conscious
portion of our mind which is how we experience the world.
1) Have you ever been having a conversation in a crowded room/area where other people are talking as well? Were you listening to all of the
conversations, or just paying attention to the person you were talking to?
Truth is your subconscious heard and recorded all that was said by everyone in earshot. Do you really think you weren't hearing everything? You
just chose not to pay attention.
2) Peel an orange and put it in front of you on the table or desk. After about 10 or 15 minutes you can no longer smell the orange. Is it because
the orange no longer creates an odor? No, the constant input of the orange is no longer stimulus your brain considers to be neccesary, so consciously
you no longer smell the orange.
The point is that most people are only choosing to take in information about reality that is most self serving for them. Primarily because at the
cellular level and macro-organism level we are all working at fullfilling the command of SELF PRESERVE (self before serve).
There for most people are only willing to take in information that is most self serving. They are only witnessing information about thier
environment, bodies, and time. Because these three things are what is most self serving for them.
consciously: 2,000 bits of information per second
drop 3 zeros and pay attention to this analogy:
Think of your brain as your own personal aircraft or jet.
You have a personal jet capable of travelling at a speed of 400 million miles per hour. most people because they are self serving are only permitting
themselves to travel at 2 miles per hour, therefore they are never going to get off the ground (reach their true potential).
Tips on how to utilize more of your brain cells on the conscious level:
1) Keep your own personal journal/diary, knowing that NO ONE ELSE will ever read it. This journal/diary will not be written for anyones benefit but
you. And knowing this will permit you to write down your truest thoughts.
You know you have slight changes in your personality when dealing with your mother, father, boss, children, girlfriend/boyfriend, etc .....
Find your true face, without all the masks, by writing your thoughts down for only you, knowing no one else will ever read them in your lifetime.
2) Upon awakening write down what you remember about your dreams, this is your subconscious talking to your conscious mind.
3) DON'T be judgemental or objective, permit yourself to take in information without letting your emotions dictate for you what you choose to take
4) Find the easiest way for you to record information, the easiest way for you to learn. Find something in your mind that helps you relate new
information with the least amount of resistance, the least amount of brain power.
Remember, we may not be able to grow new brain cells after a certain age, but we can "defrag" our brain from time to time and rearrange connections
to better fit our cognitive skills.
Suggested viewing: The movie/DVD "What The Bleep Do We Know", i doubt you'll be dissapointed, and it may help your further understand a few