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Metaphors for the Mind - Updated March, 2014
- We all use metaphors to understand things and to explain things
to others. But it can be useful to do so more consciously, with
the goal of trying out new metaphors to create new perspectives.
The more metaphors you use, the more ways you have to look at
the world, and so the broader your understanding and the more
creative your thinking will be. For now let's look at some metaphors
that help us understand the... Continue
Is Animal Intelligence Like That of Humans?
- February 23, 2014 - How similar are the thought processes in
animals to those found in humans? There has been some recent
research into this, which I report on below. As for the photo
here, it is me as a chimpanzee. My wife found a website somewhere
that allows users to upload their photos of and then blend them
into the face of a chimp. It's a nice reminder that... Continue
The Habit of Applying What We Learn - February
9, 2014 - You're going to learn about a powerful mental habit
you might want to develop, but first I have a story... Thirty
years ago I read that most damage to tooth enamel takes place
in the first thirty minutes that the food is on the teeth. I
thought about that and realized that since it wasn't... Continue
Reduce Sugar - Apart from the many long-term
health problems that come from too much sugar, the immediate
effect is a blood sugar imbalance which destroys concentration
and mental clarity. Do math problems fifteen minutes after eating
a piece of cake on an empty stomach and you'll see the effect.
Reduce your intake of sugar (and simple carbohydrates) if you
want clearer thinking.
Act as If - Try acting as if you are a genius.
This sets up an expectation that your unconscious mind tries
to live up to. In one study subjects pretended to be either a
failing student or a university professor. Those who did the
latter before taking a test had higher scores. So when you are
facing that test, act intelligent.
Brain Foods - Those to use and
those to avoid.
Brain Pills Test - Some self-experimentation.
Ginkgo Biloba Work - The evidence and our reporting criteria.
DHA and Folic Acid for Brain
Power - Some notes and evidence.
for Boosting Brainpower - The research and the dosage.
What We Learn - Here's how to make it a habit.
Metaphorical Life - An excerpt from Sky Child.
Meditation - This is how to make your own.
to Use New Perspectives - Think more creatively!
Your Assumptions - A powerful technique for creative thinking.
is Radical Thinking? - How to think more deeply and creatively.
Your Quick Thinking Subconscious
Mind - The good and the bad.
- A look at some recent research.
- A short explanation and a few you can try today.
Self-Observation - Why
it matters to mind power and in life.
How to Increase IQ - Some basic
steps for increasing your intelligence.
Increase Your IQ? - Is
it really that important?
Average IQ by Country - Should
it even be measured in this way?
Above Average IQ Score
- A how-to guide.
Improve IQ - A list of 17 ways
to boost that score.
IQ Scale - A bit of history and
Neurobics - What these exercises
are and how they help.
Benefits of Meditation
- There are more than you think.
Best Meditation CD? - Our
experience with several different products.
Best Meditation Music?
- The science says...
Brain Exercises - A few
simple ones to do today.
Tricks and Techniques - Several easy-to-learn ones.
Brain Training Exercises
- The research shows limited effects, but...
Learning Using Imagination - A few methods that work.
Neurobic Exercises -
Some good ones.
Mental Math - How to add, subtract,
multiply and divide in your head.
Mental Exercise - What
does mental exercise do for your brain?
Creativity | Problem Solving
for Creative Solutions - Research on using sleep for a creative
- Three ways to think more creatively.
Notes on Creative Insight
- What gets in the way of that flash of inspiration?
Unlock Your Creativity
- Numerous techniques are explored.
A Creativity Test - What
should be on it?
Thinking Outside the
Box - How to do it.
Examples - Realistic scenarios to test your skills.
Memory Exercises - A few
simple ones you can try right now.
Easiest Memory System? -
This just might fit the description.
Riddles and Puzzles
Riddles and Puzzles
- The master index for all pages of puzzles and such.
Riddles - Some of the tough ones...
Six Short Funny Riddles
- A smile and a mental workout.
How to Find Riddle Answers
- Basic techniques.
Difficult Riddles - Another
collection of tough ones.
Word Association Riddles - And an explanation...
Intelligence - Is it like that of humans?
Thinking - The gender differences.
Exercise and the Brain - The research has a few surprises...
Reports Roundup - Latest articles and research.
Research - Spiritual brain damage and more...
News and Info - A collection of short reports.
Brain Differences - Which are innate; which from culture?
Are Transcendent Experiences? - Research and speculation.
Increase Your Intelligence
- The research and some tips.
Latest Creativity Research
- Is anger good for creativity?
Body and Mind Research -
Some recent experiments are reported.
Energy - This technique will boost it.
Tips - Including a few for immediate results.
Cognitive Decline - See how you can slow it down.
New Consciousness - Can it be achieved this week?
Effects of Words - Fascinating research and speculation.
on Yourself - Safely, of course; some ideas.
and Life - And how we think...
How Smart Are You - Be
careful how you answer this question...
Too Smart for Your Own Good?
- Find out how to solve this problem.
Famous High School Dropouts
- Wait till you see who is on this list.
- Chosen for their ability to stimulate serious thought.
Questions - From science to morality and creativity.
Fear and the Brain -
Thinking stops--but you can learn to change that.
- Clear mind = effective thinking.
What is Humor? - Some theories
and their flaws.
Increase Your Brain
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