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Thinking caps and superbrains

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posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 06:56 AM
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Thinking caps and superbrains


Are we entering the era of the thinking cap - a device to supercharge our brains?

Could there be a time when everyone from schoolchildren to pensioners, and artists to accountants top up their natural abilities with some funky head-gear?

There have already been suggestions that electricity can boost mathematical talent and now researchers in Australia have found a way to boost problem solving.

The team at Centre for the Mind at the University of Sydney believe people find it difficult to think "outside of the box" because they become blinded by past experience.

So if someone is used to solving a problem one way, the brain struggles to come up with new solutions.


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An enhanced future?

There have also been claims that stimulating the brain can improve the ability to learn a language, memory and attentiveness.

Dr Roi Cohen Kadosh, from the University of Oxford, has shown that brain stimulation can improve mathematical ability.

He said: "The primary aim is to apply this kind of research to patients with neurodamage or learning difficulties, but then we could look at enhancing abilities."

He is starting to work with private companies to design a cap that could be used for enhancement.

Professor Synder also believes brain boosting headgear can be developed.

He told the BBC: "The thinking cap of the future is not one that helps us to remember facts as the internet has solved that problem, but one that facilitates learning and unlearning mindsets. It's all about being original."



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posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 06:57 AM
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Figures.. all the good stuff comes out after Highschool and College. Once again scientists are going above and beyond to help us advance. I guess its better than working on technology that is solely for death and destruction.

Couple this with think tanks and what not, and we should have warp drive by the end of the year.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 07:01 AM
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I def believe we are all souls just using these bodies and your only as good as your tool. There is no doubt our brain can be modified to be better but should we mess with the natural order.







eeer yeah



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 07:05 AM
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In england if they think you have potential they see at school, hey will use techs to open up, to see where you go. I found out at school they used electronic mind control in 1992 in london.

The ptb are in a position today to boost a kid or destroy a kids learning at school if they target you. They do watch you at school, and if they want to boost you, you could open up too much maybe too early, and there is a problem in that too.

In london they do this stuff already.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 07:05 AM
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Originally posted by RANDOMguess
I def believe we are all souls just using these bodies and your only as good as your tool. There is no doubt our brain can be modified to be better but should we mess with the natural order.eeer yeah


Our minds are outside our bodies, and the brain is just the reciever transmitter.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 07:09 AM
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Yeah our minds are probably amazing but they get filtered through this meat and we are left limited.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 10:22 AM
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Originally posted by andy1033

Originally posted by RANDOMguess
I def believe we are all souls just using these bodies and your only as good as your tool. There is no doubt our brain can be modified to be better but should we mess with the natural order.eeer yeah


Our minds are outside our bodies, and the brain is just the reciever transmitter.


If this is in fact the case, how to I turn on my popup blocker?




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