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Did any of you invest significant time into training image streaming? How much time? Did you do any modifications to make the process work for yourself?

If so did it produce subjective benefits? Did you do any formal tests to see whether it improved your intelligence? Did other people notice a change in yourself?

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+1 Interesting! This is something a lot of people probably have not heard of... – Tom Wijsman Sep 8 '11 at 19:10
I don't have any experience about this subject but I found this and this articles. Hope they help.. – Soner Gönül Sep 9 '11 at 8:28
@Soner: I'm already aware that the method is advertised to be benefitial. Asking people for personal experiences is a way to validate claims. – Christian Sep 9 '11 at 8:37
I'd vote this up again if I could. – Vic Goldfeld Dec 15 '11 at 19:29
Lacking practical advice to offer, I'd nonetheless like to add that this is part of the premise of the show Chuck. – asfallows Jun 20 '12 at 13:20

I've never heard it called it by this name. When I was younger and a lot more spiritual, I learned about a program called remote viewing, and was intrigued to literally no end. Supposedly it was the US government's venture into the psychic realm. I'm sure you've seen/heard of the movie "the men who stare at goats." Which is, quite surprisingly, actually a lot closer to reality than fiction. So I actually found these training videos on the Internet, created by one of the General's that was part of the program believe it or not, and attempted to try it out myself. Basically it's like this image streaming technique, but the government was trying to use it to find hostages in wartime countries with varying degrees of peculiar accuracy. Sufficed to say, I never helped the police find any missing persons, but I did learn the art of image streaming!

Ever since then, I've streamed images nightly to help myself fall asleep, and ever so often when combined with the perfect state of relaxed meditation, one can literally control these image streams to gain direct and instant insight into whatever the focus of their meditation. When this happens, I later have no reason to write down and process these experiences, as I have all the information I needed. I don't know whether to attribute this to the remote viewing, or just a very deep meditative state. Anyway, that's my personal experience with image streaming. Always remember visualization is The Master Key! I hope this has somehow helped you further your mental journey! Good luck!

Just did a quick Google search to see if I could find the videos. I just need to clarify that I in no way support this guys agenda or views or whatever he may believe in now days, as the results definitely had some negativity, conspiracy-based view points. Which I always try to stay away from, and you should too!

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While I believe the rest of your answer adds to the discussion, I want to point out that Remote viewing is about using ESP to seek or see things unknown. Such as the hostage finding scenario you describe. As Christian's question itself links image streaming is about finding the answer within one's own subconscious. Although not an expert on either, I do not believe that image streaming would claim to know things beyond the experience of the individual. – Joshua Drake Apr 2 '12 at 16:05
I don't see how "remote viewing" figures into this at all. – Dave Newton Jun 11 '12 at 10:38

Minus the tape-recorder piece of it, I do something like this frequently. I have a background in photo and film, so I find visualization easier anyway. Mindmapping has always been a good tool because it wasn't so linear as other brainstorming methods. While I'm mindmapping, I am constantly visualizing things. Some are related to the topic at hand, some are not. My mindmaps are frequently pictures with word/phrase clusters.

Right now, I'm in the process of designing a dresser. There are some particular design challenges I'm running into. As I was drawing a whole mess of sketches...the usual way I visualize...I had an image of an imploding building enter my mind. No idea why, but I paid attention to it, wrote it down, and then tried to visualize relationships between what I was designing and a collapsing building. I eventually realized that with the design I had, placing a television on top would make it a little more topheavy than I wanted, so I revised my design. The result solved about half of the design issues I was having and created a more pleasing set of lines for me.

At night, I often visualize the details of a space as I drift off to sleep. I try to visualize a variety of places, and not someplace that I see frequently. Things like a cabin at which I vacationed when I was 6. A restaurant in Italy that had great mussels. I visualize the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures, and usually have a dream that involves those spots.

For me, because visual (rather than auditory or verbal) information is such second nature to me, this works really well for me to visualize EVERYTHING. I would suspect, though, like most learning/thinking processes, it's highly individualized and YMMV.

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You see, I adapted Image Streaming for multiple purposes that maintain IS's concept of narration, concentration, self-generated scenes, and the verbal channel through which one is designed to process and create the produced stimuli. However, I use it for the means of practicing real-life scenarios such as conversations (perhaps some having rules in order for me to exercise certain skill sets or to prepare for a particular anticipated event), while continuing to visualize and absorb details in order to institute a sense of immersion. This activity incorporates all the analytical, observational, and reasoning abilities one experiences during the writing process in further discerning the selected subject, however possesses all the quick-thinking and impulsive responses that the momentary scenario demands. Simultaneously you are allowed leisure to perform at your own pace, so it is beneficial to all the applications of your cognitive functions.

I also have incorporated it for non-visualization purposes, such as observing a seemingly insignificant object, then forcing myself to creatively stream a description about it. While this particular activity may appear irrational, I have noticed benefits where I suddenly discover an enlightening concept about life, which was abstractly derived from pursuing the object of my focus.

There are some other adaptations I have yet to fully contrive and to commit to, but have still entertained the idea of. One includes that after receiving information, for example from reading a book, listening to a lecture, etc, I summarize it out loud to communicate my own understanding, and identify what further needs to be solidified or what I can reason out for myself. So after passively listening, or reading, you can establish all that information by actively using it. Another is that you can expand upon preconceived ideas or topics and explore them through the means of image-streaming, or simply produce novel ones and develop them in a similar manner. The last one that I would be most interested in experimenting with is to have two sides of an argument, and create a session in which you first justify both to your utmost ability through the means of image-streaming, release all prejudices, and objectively see the merits, and afterwards, all the demerits and faults of each as well. This can help in debates to patch up holes in your argument and to fish them out in your adversary's, and it makes you keen all-round in your responses and perceptions.

You can guide visualization meditation with Image Streaming, though, I suppose that is actually Image-Streaming.

So you can see, while these practices are not ideally image streaming, and may be already assigned as other distinct activities and titles that I was unaware of, I generated these in inspiration of learning about image streaming and its benefits, and how they can be applied to a copious amount of different things if you still maintain the application of its defining essence. The way I have adopted Image-Streamed-Inspired activities is very much like Improv games used in theater to refine wit, reaction, understanding, collaboration, etc. Improv games are equally beneficial in their own ways, and you can reference that as a creativity helper as well.

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Welcome to Productivity.SE. This answer looks useful and on target for the topic. I find the writing style very dense and more difficult to read than it needs to be. You will find that people understand you better if you write shorter sentences. The first rule of thumb I adopted to improve my writing for general readers is to remove commas. Anywhere there is a comma, consider changing it to a period and editing the new sentences. Shorter is more understandable to more people. – Dennis S. Dec 2 '13 at 21:56

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