Grow a Genius-Level Brain
Even if you test at the genius level, you still have far more potential mind power. And if IQ tests indicate you have an “average” intelligence, hold on to your socks! Attaining genius levels of mind power IS within your reach.
John von Neumann, the inventor of the computer, estimated that our brains hold two hundred and eighty quintillion bits of memory (that’s 280, followed by 18 zeros). But most of today’s neuroscientists feel even this estimate of the power of the mind is far too low.
A few short years ago scientists believed “geniuses” were born with brains that were somehow different from the rest of us. But recent scientific research suggests that genius-level mind power is more the result of mental training — not just genetic superiority.
Even today’s “Einstein’s” are now seen by neuroscientists as “ordinary” people who have simply consciously developed “extraordinary” mental powers and focus.
How Genius Mind Power is Developed
We don’t often think of the mind as a tool whose powers can be “developed” on such a dramatic level. But the good news is — there are definite, proven-effective ways to develop your brain’s capacity for genius-level performance.
Modern neuroscientists claim that genius-level mental functioning is primarily all about *connections.*
Which connections? The ever-changing maze of connections among your neurons (brain cells.) The scientific evidence is this: The more you stimulate and challenge the power of your mind, the more connections your brain is forced to create to enable your neurons can communicate with one another.
And the more interconnections you have between your brain’s neurons, the closer you move toward genius-level mind power, creativity and thinking! It really is primarily that simple!
As a child, Albert Einstein was seriously dyslexic and had great difficulty with both speech and reading. He was actually expelled from high school and flunked his first college entrance exam, although he finally did manage to complete his bachelor’s degree.
He then took a lowly job in the Swiss patent office. But then when he was only 26, he published his “Special Theory of Relativity.” And sixteen years later he won a Nobel Prize.
Dr. Thomas Harvey, a pathologist on duty at Princeton Hospital when Einstein died in 1955, removed Einstein’s brain. Harvey studied it under a microscope over a 40-year period, but never found any differences from “normal” brains that would explain Einstein’s amazing mind power.
But in the early 1980s Dr Marian Diamond, a neuro-anatomist at the University of California at Berkeley, made some interesting discoveries. Her findings about brains in general revolutionized our ideas about what genius mind power really is!
Diamond placed a group of rats in a very stimulating environment with ladders, swings, treadmills, and “rat toys.” She then confined a “control” group of rats to bare cages.
The rats in the stimulating environment lived to advanced ages (the equivalent of 90 for mankind). But even more remarkable, Diamond found their brains had grown an amazing number of new connections between their neurons.
She had discovered the first hard evidence that higher intelligence could be created through mentally-stimulating exercise that increases the power of the mind. And then when she examined sections of Einstein’s brain, she made the remarkable discovery that it WAS different from the average brain in one way. Like her super-stimulated rats, Einstein’s brain also had an unusually high number of experience-based neural interconnections.
Mental Sharpness and Aging. Now your brain does not replace it’s neurons (brain cells) like the way your body replaces dead skin, bone or muscle cells. But there’s something else at work in the minds of those who don’t lose their mental capacities in advanced age!
Researchers studied a group of 800 older nuns, and came up with even more proof of the benefits of developing the power of the mind through mental stimulation. Those nuns who were constantly learning new things, or playing mind stimulating games and crossword puzzles, were less likely to show symptoms of Alzheimer’s — compared to the less mentally active nuns.
Our brains can continue to grow in complexity right up to a very advanced age. Each challenge you present to your brain causes immediate physical changes – no matter what your age.
A Plan of Action. Your brain’s inter-neural connections can potentially increase in number and complexity throughout your life. The more you learn, the more of these pathways you create. And the more you stimulate your brain, the sharper your mind power, memory and mental responses. The payoff is immeasurable.
The most basic way to build the power of your conscious mind and subconscious mind is to intellectually challenge and exercise your brain.
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Posted by Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler
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