Thursday, October 30, 2008

Television Controls the Colour of Your Dreams

By Richard Alleyne / Source: The Telegraph

New research suggests that the type of television you watched as a child has a profound effect on the colour of your dreams.

While almost all under 25s dream in colour, thousands of over 55s, all of whom were brought up with black and white sets, often dream in monchrome - even now.

The findings suggest that the moment when Dorothy passes out of monochrome Kansas and awakes in Technicolor Oz may have had more significance for our subconscious than we literally ever dreamed of.

Eva Murzyn, a psychology student at Dundee University who carried out the study, said: "It is a fascinating hypothesis.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mind Control for the Bailout Blues

Well… the big bail out didn’t work and now everyone is freaking out. Goes to show the effect of bad judgment. We collectively get to see what the proverbial "ripple effect" looks like on a global perspective. It’s not just about us any more.

If you haven’t noticed, we are all playing in the same sand box. In USA Today the headline on the front page says, "As fear, panic spread, global markets dive."

Japan’s Nikkei stock average plummeted, Russia, France, UK and Germany felt the hit too.If we don’t get a measure of discipline, we are all going to spiral out of control.

Here’s a suggestion to keep you rowing in the midst of the tidal waves.

Get Control of Your MIND

It’s time to throw in a dash of discipline with some good old mind control. Letting your thoughts go haywire with future predictions, worry and doom and gloom only add to the global misery as is evident in the front page of every major magazine.

Here are 5 Mind Mistakes to Avoid in Tough Times.


Monday, October 27, 2008

Improve Your Sex Life With Yoga

By Sheryl Walters / Source: Natural News

Most of us know that yoga is beneficial to our overall health and wellbeing. It puts the body into balance and can improve everything from blood sugar levels to depression and anxiety. But one of the other incredible benefits of yoga is its power to transform your sex life! Yoga allows people to get in touch with their bodies and their sexuality on a deeper level.

Of course all forms of exercise result in a greater sex life than a couch potato routine. Exercise ensures there are no cardiovascular issues, which can result in impotence, low libido, and inability to have a good workout in bed.

But yoga gives the body even more of an edge. Here are some sex life enhancing benefits that you can enjoy from a regular yoga routine.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Mind Reading Robot Suit

By Yuri Kageyama / Source: Associated Presss

A robotic suit that reads brain signals and helps people with mobility problems will be available to rent in Japan for US$2,200 a month starting Friday - an invention that may have far-reaching benefits for the disabled and elderly.

HAL - short for "hybrid assistive limb" - is a computerized suit with sensors that read brain signals directing limb movement through the skin.

The 22 pound (10 kilogram) battery-operated computer system is belted to the waist. It captures the brain signals and relays them to mechanical leg braces strapped to the thighs and knees, which then provide robotic assistance to people as they walk.


Friday, October 24, 2008

The Best Time of Day for Ideas is 10:04 p.m.

Early to bed, early to rise, makes you healthy, wealthy and wise, so goes the old proverb. But it seems the advice holds little truth.

Research now suggests that if you want to be the wisest, you really need to stay up - well, until 10.04pm at least. This is supposedly the best time for a eureka moment, according to research.

And around a quarter of us feel we formulate our most cunning plans when we are burning the midnight oil, a survey of 1426 adults found.

By contrast, despite what many managers may believe, daytime in the office is not conducive to blue-sky thinking.
The afternoon, when most people are at work, is when an overwhelming 98 per cent of those polled say they feel most "uninspired".

The creativity drought just gets worse over the nine-to-five working day, hitting rock bottom at 4.33pm.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Mind Over Body in Extreme Experiments

By William J. Cromie / Source: Harvard Gazette

In a monastery in northern India, thinly clad Tibetan monks sat quietly in a room where the temperature was a chilly 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a yoga technique known as g Tum-mo, they entered a state of deep meditation. Other monks soaked 3-by-6-foot sheets in cold water (49 degrees) and placed them over the meditators' shoulders. For untrained people, such frigid wrappings would produce uncontrolled shivering.

If body temperatures continue to drop under these conditions, death can result. But it was not long before steam began rising from the sheets. As a result of body heat produced by the monks during meditation, the sheets dried in about an hour.

Attendants removed the sheets, then covered the meditators with a second chilled, wet wrapping. Each monk was required to dry three sheets over a period of several hours.

Why would anyone do this? Herbert Benson, who has been studying g Tum-mo for 20 years, answers that "Buddhists feel the reality we live in is not the ultimate one. There's another reality we can tap into that's unaffected by our emotions, by our everyday world. Buddhists believe this state of mind can be achieved by doing good for others and by meditation. The heat they generate during the process is just a by-product of g Tum-mo meditation."


Sunday, October 19, 2008

10 Common Dreams and their Meanings

Source: The List Universe

Everyone dreams (even if we don’t always remember them after the fact) and researchers have found that the majority of us have dreams with similar themes.

For years people have tried to interpret the fleeting images that we see when we go to sleep - some interpretations are outright bizarre, while others are pretty understandable.

This is a list of the interpretations that the Association for the Study of Dreams has given to the most recurring and common types of dream. Be sure to tell us whether you think it is accurate from your own experiences.


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Are You Over 18?

By Bradley Thompson
Source: Sexual-Hypnosis

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Friday, October 17, 2008

World's First Ever Mind Games Competition

By Hu Yinan / Source: China Daily

The smartest minds in the world are about to wrap up a little-known, two-week games in Beijing - and it's mission accomplished for the mastermind of the show.

As president of the International Mind Sports Association (IMSA), Jose Damiani's dream has been to attract ever more youngsters to the fun of "mental games".
That dream has come true with the roaring success of the ongoing 1st World Mind Sports Games (WMSG) consisting of bridge, draughts, chess, Go and Xiangqi, or Chinese chess.

"I realized my dream We've managed this perfectly. The Chinese organizing committee did a marvelous job," the Frenchman told China Daily Wednesday.

Beijing has notched up unprecedented success this year with the hosting of the Olympic and Paralympic games. Now, the capital can rightly - and proudly - add the first-ever WMSG to that list.


Saturday, October 11, 2008

What Do the Rich & Famous Know That You Don't

By Valerie Dawson
Creator of Guided Visualization Audios

By now you've tried it all. And I mean ALL.

  • You've read all the books.
  • You've listened to talks.
  • You've done your affirmations.
  • You've written down your goals.
  • You've tried to "think positive."
  • You've visualized your goals.
You've tried it all, and quite frankly, you're wondering if all this positive thinking stuff is a bunch of baloney.

So... What Do The Rich And Famous Know That You Don't?

They hired coaches, hypnotists and psychologists to guide them.

That’s right. Tiger Woods, Ellen Degeneres, Charlie Sheen, Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon, and Billy Joel all paid someone else to guide them. These famous people and thousands of others, all hired professionals to help them tap into the power of their minds!

They didn't sit there all by themselves and "just visualize." That's too hard. Plus, it's often ineffective, just as you know from first hand experience. Instead, these famous athletes and movie stars paid a professional to help them to visualize more clearly. And it worked! You see how they have achieved their goals and are super-successful!


Friday, October 10, 2008

Ancient Tibetan Practice Improves Health & Happiness

By Rebecca Sato / Source: The Daily Galaxy

Data from a new Emory University study suggests that individuals who engage in “compassion meditation” based on a thousand-year-old Tibetan Buddhist mind-training practice (called "lojong" in Tibetan), appears to effectively reduce the inflammatory and behavioral responses to stress that have been linked to depression and a number of physical illnesses. The practice revolves around fostering a sense of heightened compassion for others.

"Our findings suggest that meditation practices designed to foster compassion may impact physiological pathways that are modulated by stress and are relevant to disease," explains Charles L. Raison, MD, a lead author on the study.


Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Biology of Belief: We Are Not Victims of Our Genes

By Laurie Nadel, Ph.D.

Microbiologist Dr. Bruce Lipton discusses the current evolutionary crisis and his breakthrough research on the mind/matter interface with Dr. Laurie Nadel, host of The Sixth Sense on This article is excerpted from that interview.

Q: You refer to a crisis in evolution. What is that?

We find ourselves today in the midst of a vast evolutionary leap. What makes it especially interesting is that we do not see it.

We do see are many little crises affecting the world. But many of us fail to recognize that these crises foretell an impending change that will have a great impact on human civilization. As a molecular biologist, I perceive recurring patterns in these crises that point to a collective crisis in evolution. In order to evolve biologically as a species that is capable of surviving the many dangers ahead, our genes must evolve, as well.

Q: How does this affect us as individuals?

A: The 19th century reductionist model of science states that the world is made out of physical matter. Therefore, everything that exists can be reduced to smaller components of matter. But new scientific discoveries in physics and biology refute that premise. In truth, our beliefs and thoughts affect physical matter.

Q: Does that mean our thoughts and beliefs affect our genes?

A: The new biology provides evidence that each of us is a community of some 50 trillion cells wired up to communicate with each other through electromagnetic signals. These signals come from the environment, both internal and external. Our internal environment includes the DNA code for consciousness, conscience, and compassion—our spiritual genes. As we develop ideas and actions that give these genes expression, not only do we begin to thrive as individuals. We also get an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to our collective evolution as a species.


Monday, October 06, 2008

Unlocking the Inner Savant In All of Us


We are all capable of the extraordinary savant skills displayed by people with autism according to Professor Allan Snyder, speaking at the Royal Society today. Snyder argues that it is our inbuilt expectations of the world that stop us from using them.

Prof Snyder spoke on the savant syndrome and his efforts to 'turn on' autistic savant skills in people who don't have autism at a discussion meeting jointly organised by the Royal Society and the British Academy. Snyder is director of the Centre for the Mind at the University of Sydney, Australia.

The savant syndrome is a rare condition in which people with autism or other mental disabilities have extraordinary skills that stand in stark contrast to their overall handicap. Savant skills are typically confined to five areas: art, music, calendar calculating, mathematics and spatial skills and these skills are accompanied by an exceptional ability to recall meaningless detail. In autistic savants these skills appear spontaneously at a young age.


Sunday, October 05, 2008

How to Thrive During Economic Uncertainty

By Alex Goumakos / Source

If you’ve been following the news over the last couple of weeks, you’ll know that there’s been quite a stir happening on Wall Street.

We’ve heard about collapses, bailouts and the possibility of more to come.

Just yesterday the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 778 points, the largest single point drop in history.

Thankfully today, it had the 3rd HIGHEST point gain on record.

No question, the financial markets are definitely unstable.

Whether the situation quickly improves or gets worse before it gets better, remains to be seen.

The road to abundance and prosperity starts in your own mind.


Saturday, October 04, 2008

How to Memorize 10,000 Numbers or More

By Tim Ferris
Author of The 4-Hour Work Week

Numbers, or digit strings, are considered by many mnemonists and cognitive scientists to be the most difficult data to memorize. If numbers are both abstract and difficult, how did Hideaki Tomoyori of Japan memorize PI to more than 10,000 places? How did my classmate in Tokyo also multiply four-digit numbers in seconds?

The answer is proper encoding, or translation of the abstract to the concrete. Hideaki used what I’ll teach you here, whereas my classmate used a phantom abacus like in this video.

The average person can only hold seven or fewer numbers in their working memory at any given time, using vocal repetition as an aid. Using proper encoding, trained subjects can memorize all of the area codes in the United States within a 24-hour period… By encoding abstract data first as letters, then as nouns, one can accurately store and recall hundreds of items (images) both forwards and backwards.

This introduction to encoding will provide an overview of the consonant system mnemonic, which encodes numbers as consonants of the English language. In this system of encoding, vowels (a, e, i, o, u) have no value, nor do w, h, or y. Numbers are converted to consonants, which are then converted to nouns and images. Bear with me — the examples make this simple to use.


Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Top 10 Unethical Psychological Experiments

Source: The List Universe

Psychology is a relatively new science which gained popularity in the early 20th century with Wilhelm Wundt. In the zeal to learn about the human thought process and behavior, many early psychiatrists went too far with their experimentations, leading to stringent ethics codes and standards.

Though these are highly unethical experiments, it should be mentioned that they did pave the way to induct our current ethical standards of experiments, and that should be seen as a positive. There is some crossover on this list with the Top 10 Evil Human Experiments. Three items from that list are reproduced here (items 8, 9, and 10) for the sake of completeness.