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    What makes the human brain powerful? Do believe in mind over matter?
    How powerful would you say your mind is?
    Do you believe those books that said unleash the giant within, that our mind has vast amount of power that is still untapped?
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    What do you mean powerful... ?

    I think the mind has untold potential but I would not call that power...

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    The Mind is a fantastic thing but its only way to interact with the outside world/reality/real life/whatever is through the body therefor to have the healthiest mind an extremely healthy body is needed.
    "I'd never die for my beliefs, I might be wrong"

    "Is it not enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe there are fairys at the bottom of it too"

    "Intelligence is being able to hold too opposing views in the mind at the one time without going crazy" - Now all I need to figure out is if I'm intelligent or crazy!

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    It's like our vocal chords, controlled by our brains we create rather specific frequencies, enough so that we can send information to one another. We don't even need to think to do this, but it's all done up in the brain. Think about how long it takes us to learn to talk, it's not even focused learning and we'd begin to pick it up after 6 years. If you really push your mind, and focus that learning, you can pick up on things that are just seemingly impossible to do, there are some instrumentalists alive who have done just that, they've filled their minds up with intricate information, and then execute it. That seems kind of powerful to me, especially combined with the ability to use tools and think creatively.

    My brain is certainly not any more powerful than anyone else's, I've been trying to learn to solve physics problems mentally (lol, after I heard that it's quite possible), and it turns out to be quite possible. The more you focus your mind though, the more 'powerful' it becomes, and more often than not, I've left my mind a little bit scattered and fuzzy, it's taking energy to crunch through that and achieve some sort of mental clarity.

    I guess it's possible that some information can be programmed into the remaining parts of our brains, but it might just be the other way around, like the appendix, we don't actually need it anymore, it's just a byproduct of our evolution. Maybe long ago we adjusted to reacting to a certain situation in a certain way, and it became somewhat of an instinct. I don't know, I think a lot of that information is more likely to be found in DNA than those bits of the brain.
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    Yeah, the mind can be powerful, I've learned you don't have to listen to people that tell you things like you have to choose between goals, intellect or talents and having a life.

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    Power is relative. I can't really comment on the power of our minds, unless it is in relation to the power of other things, or describing specific events which result from the existence of the mind and that mind's "power." As far as a measurement of the power of my mind, again, it is relative (as is all measurement). There is really no good way for me to answer this question.
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    do you equate the mind to a brain? Because psychologists have not made the connection yet. And the collective unconscious suggests otherwise, 100th monkey effect too...

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    my brain has omniscient power muahahahahaha!


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    Quote Originally Posted by cloud View Post
    What makes the human brain powerful?...
    It's ability to design, build, and maintain a body in order for it to stay mobile and protected from the outside elements.

    Quote Originally Posted by cloud View Post
    ... Do you believe those books that said unleash the giant within, that our mind has vast amount of power that is still untapped?
    That depends on who wrote those books, and how they're teaching you those secrets!
    ... They say that knowledge is free, and to truly acquire wisdom always comes with a price... Well then,... That will be $10, please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISTJ123 View Post
    do you equate the mind to a brain? Because psychologists have not made the connection yet. And the collective unconscious suggests otherwise, 100th monkey effect too...
    Brain:
    When people smoke marijuana, the THC (which is classified as a cannabinoid chemical) activiates the cannabinoid receptors, which are normally activated by another cannabinoid chemical known as anandamide. The interactions between the cannabinoid receptors and anandamide are neccessary for the proper funcion of the hippocampus (which controls short term memory). However, the presence of THC interrupts this process, which can cause abnormalities within the hippocampus.

    Mind:
    Most people who smoke marijuana note a loss of short term memory.


    These facts may be used to show a connection between the physical structure of the brain and the workings of the "mind." Why a psychologist needs to make the connection is beyond me, just smoke some ganja and you'll understand.

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    The hundredth-monkey effect is a supposed phenomenon in which a learned behaviour spreads instantaneously from one group of monkeys to all related monkeys once a critical number is reached. By generalisation it means the instantaneous, paranormal spreading of an idea or ability to the remainder of a population once a certain portion of that population has heard of the new idea or learned the new ability. The story behind this supposed phenomenon originated with Lawrence Blair and Lyall Watson, who claimed that it was the observation of Japanese scientists. One of the primary factors in the promulgation of the myth is that many authors quote secondary, tertiary or post-tertiary sources who have themselves misrepresented the original observations.
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