sábado, 22 de diciembre de 2007

Summary - Brain Training II

G In a Nutshell

  • solve situational puzzles.
  • Roleplay.
  • Fix things on your own house without ANY help.
  • Take classes on a miscelaneous interest.
  • Create a painting, story or piece of music.
  • figure out something without relying on the instructions.
  • produce humor.
  • be stress-free. :)

Bye for now.

Brain Training II - Part B

now that you have eliminated stress you can begin considering working on your fluid intelligence.

There are two ways to the G spot ---> NOVELTY and CREATIVITY

Novelty, novel, new, unfamiliar, strange... that which can make you feel insecure, excited and shakes your ground, THESE situations are the of kind that you want.

by facing novel challenges you gain experience and new valuable neurodes. if you feel confused it is usually a good sign, it means that your brain will have to do some work to make sense of the dynamic that you´re involved in. you will have to make a creative effort to bring about a new understanding. wich implies creating a new neu-ral network to handle the situation, the brain will have to rewire itself.


You can learn a new language, or master a random, yet useful, skill.
It´s gotta be something NEW, and something MEANINGFUL to you.
the main idea is challenging your gray matter with something unexpected, regularly.

conquering challenges is the spice of life.

But this is half of the equation.... You still need


Create, Create, Create

You are a MasterMind, you were meant to create, your brain works by association, and this is core the principle of creativity. Unleash a creative thunderstorm which will crystalize something BRAND NEW onto reality, mix unrelated things and cook on your head something marvelous. just for the kick of it.

by creating you are using the ultimate brain training. you are stepping out of the habitual patterns of thinking. you use all your crystalized-database arsenal in your mind oven using the fire of your creative flame.

Write a Fictional story, Draw a portait, Program an applet or game, Become a mangaka, Sort out your knowlegde and ideas by blogging.

when you produce you take your technical and theoretical knowledge to another level.

Try it. you will see that without mastery, you cannot materialize creation nor transmit the knowlege to other beings properly.

All intellectual work must be productive, otherwise is useless


Creation is the ultimate brain training.

Brain Training II - Part A

To recap.

Fluid intelligence reflects the efficient online functioning of the central nervous system, solving new abstract reasoning problems

Crystallized intelligence reflects individually acquired knowledge/skills and culture-specific content

So let´s focus on fluid intelligence.

This type of intelligence is very desirable, it is involved and heavily interwined with creativity, you can access this beauty when you are stress-free, relaxed. otherwise it is immediately shut down, reverting the brain to a more primitive reflex-based reaction machine.
Before you curse Charles Darwing´s mama, remember that this WAS useful when life or death situations were every day´s history. However, in these days it works against us.

The first key to developing and harnessing this power is to RELAX.

to do this consider the following:

1 - avoiding stressful situations. duh.

identify the situations that bug you, actually sit down with pen and paper, list them one by one.
then if it is possible eliminate them, if not, reduce them, if you cannot do that either, elaborate an ideal response (this will get your creative juices flowing) and rehearse it on your mind until it becomes automatic. if you can perform in an honorable manner, preserving your status much of your stress will be cut down considerably.

it is very important that you create this list on paper, doing this you OBJECTIFY IT, remember that you strip a demon of its power by identyfing and analizing it.

Summary: List -> Avoid -> Reduce -> Prepare (win the frame)
Keyword: LARP

2 - Exercise

This is almost like a mantra today. "Cardiovascular excercise is good for you"


A) It Releases Endorphins
B) Increases Bloodflow to your brain
C) It promotes the growth of new brain cells.
D) Eliminates Toxins from your bloodstream
E) Fights Aging, increases bone density.
F) Increases sexual appeal, desire and stamina.
G) Rises metabolic rate.

3 - Laugh.

Humor releases stress. if nothing else, laugh a lot. it will lessen a HUGE burden out of your shoulders. be lighthearted, you will feel better, and smarter.

being grumpy is old-fashioned.

4 - Drink

no, not booze, mind you. Lots of water is what you need in order to keep your head clean and flush the toxins out of your body. your urine must be clear, NEVER yellow.

minium 3 Liters of pure-water,infutions and soft drinks do not count, daily , distributed trough the day.

5 - Sex

As if you needed extra encouragement, sex releases endorphins and releases stress.

6 - Brain-Wave entrainment.

Theta is the frequency related to creativity, whereas Alpha is relaxed yet firm awareness.
Hook up your PC headphones to this program and spend at least 20 minutes daily on these frequencies.

if you´re heavily depleted try delta frequencies.

Get this if nothing else
STRESS turns you into a MACHINE, machines do NOT think, they follow orders.

In a nutshell, use your BLADES, to cut out stress for good.
Brain Wave Training
Laughing a Lot
Avoid Shitty situations
Drink Lots of water

Keyword : BLADES

viernes, 23 de noviembre de 2007

Brain Trainings - Part I

Training your brain is like training a muscle, you will develop its power to the extent it is challenged.

The most crucial factor on human existence is intelligence, if you think deeply enough; it sets a baseline for practically everything you do. Even feelings are learned emotional responses to simuli.

I´ve been studying Howard Gardener´s Model, which is more appealing to me
he claims that intelligence is not unidimentional. rather, he says that there are 7 sets of skills, called "intelligences". you can read these here. i´ve been thinking about his model and made it my own, Here it is.

Skills that compound my version of crystalized intelligence:

*Logical (Math, Sequences, What comes next?)
*Recognition of patterns (deals with categorization)
*Discrimination of non-equals.(being sensory input, or differeneces between concepts)
*Working memory (Ability to hold taks relevant data on memory while thinking/performing)
*Encoding (The Skill to process, learn and Understand)
*Behavioural (Interpretation/Execution)
*Social/Emotional T(The ability to perform a behaviour to get a specific response from other people; or to identify and respond to behavioural patterns)
*Spiritual (Ability to interact with the quantum field)

I´ve been browsing. and i´ve found some interesting sites, worth to check out to develop and gain some extra crystalized intelligence

http://www.lumosity.com (Trains Attention, Memory, Pattern Recognition, Cognitive Control) *Requires registration (free)

http://cognitivelabs.com/alltests.htm (Trains Attention, Advanced decition making, working memory, spatial awareness)

http://www.brainarena.com/league.jsp (This is a ranked time-based set of simple drills, gradually builds difficulty) [Trains:speedy accuracy, cognitive control] However, these are way too easy, its only worth to try if you´re willing to wait until you classify for a more advanced set of exercises.

http://www.tetris1d.org/zigah/twinoo/twinoo.php (A very addictive gizmo, solve left brain and right brain exercises before the time runs out, [Trains: multitasking, focus, speedy accuracy]

http://militantplatypus.com/games/gamepage.php?game=crossword (Teases your linguistic intelligence, builds up gradually)

http://www.planarity.net/# [Spatial Intelligence puzzle]

http://www.memorise.org/memoryGym.htm [General Memory: Working Memory, Auditory, Visual, you name it; several applets]

http://www.novelgames.com/flashgames/game.php?id=88 [Ilation and your ability to plan beforehand]

http://www.gamesforthebrain.com/spanish/counterfeit/ [Train the infamous O- Powers + Visual Acuity ]

http://www.zanorg.com/prodperso/jeuxchiants/doublejeu.htm [Kinesthetic Coordination + Active Planning]

http://www.novelgames.com/flashgames/game.php?id=16 [Heavy Mathematical workout + Pattern Recognition]

http://www.novelgames.com/flashgames/game.php?id=45 [Working Memory + Auditory Pattern Recognition]

This is it for now.
next post: G or fluid intelligence

Pump up that brain
Have fun.

domingo, 18 de noviembre de 2007

the "Secret" and what the fuck do we know.

Yeah, its here. the brain´s user guide.

this is a compendium of all the knowlegde that has been flowing trough the web these last years.
today I will share 2 videos with you.

First, there is the "secret" wich seems to be the newest trend on self help/lifedesign.
have a look at it.

sounds beautiful and works to an extent, however they explain it partially.

your thoughts make your reality because they shape your non-concious behaviour and create positive expentancy.

positive expetancy creates positive results, and THIS in turn creates a positive loopback feed that reinfornces that expentancy while creating "neural pathways of success", wich will finetune your autopilot setting success as the ultimate goal.

as it is known, the brain is a "supercomputer" which helps you to interpret the world, by the filters and rules YOU have accepted on how the world works.

on every day´s life, on any task that you engage, you are using only an infinitesimal part of your potential. even on so called "genius" levels.

you have EXCESS capability to BE, DO and HAVE anything you want.

your performance tends to conform your self concept. if you expect something to be hard, guess what....

It will be fucking difficult, why?, because you unconciously inhibited your own capacities.

on the other hand if you are confident on your supercomputer (aka brain) all your tasks will be like a stroll on the park.

people have been conditioned to be stupid, take a look at the movies or cartoons you grew up watching, smart people were always portayed as weakly, ugly, socially unfit persons with personality disorders and evil disposition, the stereotype of the nerdy scientist, who will NEVER get laid. this is a meta-program that will drive kids away from knowledge and science.
not to mention the bossy parents that say "Leave that alone, you will break it" or the infamous
"You can´t do that" "That´s too hard".

good programming is essential
My father used to say " Anything that a human being can achieve another one can achieve also with the adequate training"
for that i will allways be grateful.

there is no objetive difficulity, a level 5 problem will seem to be huge to a level 2 person; however this same situation will be a piece of cake to a level 10 individual.
the situation being the same, one person will percieve it as easy, while the other won´t.

you don´t percieve reality as it is, you percieve it as YOU are.

an example of this is shown when you walk down the street; you might see, a)poverty, difficulties, polution, unemployment, global warming, maladies and human misery, if that´s what resonates within you.

OR b) you can see, posibilities, joy, peace, marvels of science, architecture, systems at work.
it´s up where you put your focus onto.

it is what resonates with your inner world, what you will percieve and act upon.

it´s like walking on a higher plane.

without getting metaphysical, if you are familiar with physics you will know that the experience cannot be separated from the observer. matter can be percieved as a particle or a wave function, this depends scritcly on HOW it is observed.

this leads us to the 2nd fragment of wisdom, this movie was releaced not too long ago, it elucidates on quantum physics, and how the world is an illusion assembled on our minds.

So, what is "REAL" might, not be universally "REAL" but its real enough for you,, if you believe on it.

Thoughts are causes, circumstances are effects.
Take a look at your environment, all that surrounds you, your possesions, your environment, your relationships, your job. These are the results of your paradigm. enjoy or change them as you see fit!

You are creating your future now.

as your inner world changes, it will reflect on your outer world.
bottom line, program your mind for success, and success will become YOU.

However the intellectual realization of this will not improve your life at all, actions are mostly unconcious programs that repeat themselves, you need to change the program of your "game " character in order to modify the neural rut, effortlessy. this will be the theme of the next post.