to know about your Brain
Your brain has an unlimited potential to learn. It absorbs
an estimated seven to 10 new pieces of information every second
- and can continue to do so for the rest of your life, yet
still have plenty of room left to learn more. Each time you
have a new experience or learn something, your brain physically
grows new inter-neural (brain cell) connections. This means
that the brain grows physically with every bit of knowledge
or information that we learn in every second.
cortex is "wrinkled" for a reason. You have billions
and billions of brain cells packed into your 3-pound brain.
If all of your brain cells were laid out end-to-end, it would
stretch at least 800,000 kilometers (496,000 miles). This
is roughly the distance to the moon and back.
is not limited to your skull. Your intelligence is actually
distributed throughout the cells of your body. The body-mind
barrier does NOT exist. We are thinking beings on every level.
There is even a current scientific theory that our brain is
holographic - and is duplicated right down to a sub-molecular
is as unique as your fingerprint. Of the six billion people
currently living, and the 90 billion people who have ever
walked the Earth, there has never been a brain quite like
yours. You are truly unprecedented and totally unique.
has little to do with your IQ score. neuroscientists and Neuro
psychologists now know that IQ tests only measure very limited
"rational and logical" thinking skills. Such skills
may actually be the most limited portion of your intelligence.
Research show that there is also your emotional intelligence
(EQ), and your all-important higher intelligence (HQ). Many
researchers now identify as many as 25 sub-intelligences.
learn to think like Einstein. Recent research clearly demonstrated
that the basic thing setting Einstein's brain apart was the
number of connections between his neurons. His closest friend
has preserved Einstein's brain after his death and research
on Einstein's preserved brain show that he had a very overlapping
brain with respect to cell connections. This is different
from the brain of average human being but this was not a birth
condition. Challenging oneself mentally creates such a densely
packed brain! So challenge yourself mentally, your brain can
also learn to think like Leonardo da Vinci. Your intelligence
is not fixed at birth. Recent researches show that your genes
account for only about 48 percent of your IQ. The remaining
52 percent is a function of your prenatal care, environment
and education. And, it should be added, this includes education
at any age!
enough, this knowledge has just changed your brain. Just reading
this information created immediate synaptic changes in your
brain. If you actually contemplate what this information means
to you, you strengthen those new neural connections. And the
stronger they get, the more easily they will override any
old limiting thoughts you may have about your own mental potential!
by A.N. Siddique
(R) thedailystar.net 2004