heres another brainer

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  1. DaveNel

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    Just to show how the brain works[​IMG]

    Follow this Exactly


    Count outloud 1,2,3,4,5

    after you do that go to the next setp:


















    Now count the exact number except dont count the number 3
    Dont say it, dont think it, Dont let it enter you brain:

    Count outloud 1,2,4,5

    After you have done this go to the next step:

    The next step is pretty far down, Scroll to see the answer:
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    OK Now if you counted 1,2,4,5 without saying or thinking the number 3, You failed the last step:

    Because in the back of your brain there was a signal sent to skip the number 3. Remember dont say it, dont think it.

    Your brain works and processes things we arent even aware of.

    Pretty weird huh..
     
  2. DaveNel

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    Yeah the brain and its Territories inside you mind is awesome.. processing info that you didnt even know that was going on.

    Your Sub-concience brain does it all processing millions and millions of peices of info 24-7 even in your sleep..
     
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    Dave, are you talking to yourself online? You're responding to yourself in your threads. [​IMG]
     
  4. DaveNel

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    (LOL) Im bored
     
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    :lol I never would have noticed the talking to yourself part.
     
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    And we're only using something like 10% of its capacity.
     
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    This is a myth, despite it is heard very often. All evidence of modern brain research indicates that this number is false. Yes, the brain has a lot of redundant elements, but we need those for its function.

    And before somebody quotes Einstein: The man never said this!

    Now, if somebody would say, that most people could improve their thinking and their memory, that would be probably true. But several experiments show, that the brain works LESS when it is working better: with exercise it gets more efficient.
     
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    I guess I'm just not as intelligent as I thought. All this time I always just knew I had more potential
     
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    I don't get the brainer. We either don't follow the first step or the last step? Plus that would be like saying "Now don't think of pancakes, don't even let them enter your mind."

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    I'm now 100% sure everyone reading this is thinking about pancakes.
     
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    I'm not sure about this test. I didn't read it as a string of numbers, I read each number individualy, thus, wasn't thinking what the next number should be. In my small little mind, it was just four random numbers.

    In the rhythm I said the words, a "3" would have interrupted the flow, so it wasn't thought of.

    I don't know. Maybe I'm just weird . . .wired different.
     
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    I think that the problem is akin to the following ancient and not remotely funny joke:

    DON'T READ THIS

    Some things are done automatically (the term in its technical sense describes something that requires no conscious attention to be performed) and they can't be escaped.





    Um, yes and no. Pedantically speaking, you become better at doing something with a high level of repetition/predictability because you develop automatic [see above] methods of processing the incoming stimuli and responding to them. But you are not necessarily becoming any more 'intelligent'as a result - you've simply learnt a heuristic. Of course if you learn lots of heuristics of the right sort then you will become more efficient at mental tasks and your cognitive performance will improve, so in that sense the argument is correct.

    Taking the argument a stage further, it also depends on how well organised your brain is. Generally people with more knowledge also have far more efficient storage and retrieval skills. The classic example of this is that someone with a large vocabulary will be able to retrieve the meaning of a word faster than someone with a small vocabulary. However, the person with the larger vocabulary also has a larger mental store to sort through. So the storage/retrieval mechanisms must be more efficient as well.

    And then you get the effects of normal ageing on all this (my area of professional expertise - supposedly), and that's where it really gets complicated.
     
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    My mind skipped over the Pancakes. Thanks a lot. [​IMG]
     
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    (LOL) I don like pancakes I will skip an pass [​IMG]
     

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