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common man uses the brain only up to 10% It is a myth So if you want to improve your "body and mind", there are many other methods without religious context. As I understand methods of dianetics is based on mix of psychoanalysis and some shamanic practice. So in my opinion classical psychology and some sort of eastern practise (meditation, yoga, ...


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and I am not sure that it is not something like religion Dianetics certainly is one of the most important element for the church of Scientology. This and the claims made by the inventor (e.g. healing of certain physical illnesses) makes me think that it is not a suitable method to improve your life in any form.


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This is actually part of the way conditioning works in many animals, including humans. The idea is that during conditioning you carry out the task, then get the reward (money, food, success, whatever) which gives you your dopamine kick Repetition conditions your body to always expect the reward after the task, so eventually just carrying out the task makes ...


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Learn how the brain works. The brain is generally quite stupid. It remembers things you don't want it to remember. It forgets things you really want to remember. It never recalls the right things at the right time. It's not a computer. It's a pattern recognition system. Your memory does not function exactly like a disk. There are large portions of the ...


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Learning how to play a new musical instrument is an example of procedural memory. Not much is known about the exact process of procedural memory storage in our brain. The most common method of brain research is fMRI scans, but these scans only tell us which brain regions are involved in memory storage, and only very little about the exact functional ...


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You could be interesting in the works of Vera Birkenbihl. They are concentrated on the ways to improve the learning and thinking abilities. However, don't expect your abilities to increase by astronomical factor, as long as you don't have total hay in head. The key factor is concentration, if you lack concentration, you won't be able to learn much. And ...


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Check out the article 10 Tips for Healthy Eating During Exams. Fruit ranks high among the best foods you can eat for your brain. Blueberries (which can be bought frozen in bags) get a lot of attention because they contain powerful antioxidants and other nutrients. The natural sugars in fruit offer clean energy, so you don’t experience the crash ...


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Turning task into game or story worked for me :)


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Practise : might sound ridiculous but nothing beats it . Find a way to practise the concept you want to master if not known already .It will not only increase your understanding of the concept but bring up many more questions .Finding answers to those questions will increase your overall idea .


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Dopamine is released whenever you accomplish a premeditated task whether it's getting a promotion or finishing cooking dinner. It's the addiction to the feeling of dopamine that helps us achieve the goals. But you really should look into other triggers for the motivational feeling you are after and other chemicals your body produces to help you do this, ...


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Use your instincts. Conscious thinking only uses a small part of your brain. This is because conscious thinking is expensive in resources. Your brain will try to optimize common tasks by 'hardwiring' them. The 'conscious', decision making part of your brain will override your instinctive part. For example, if you feel angry at someone, your conscious brain ...


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Feynman Technique works well with me especially when learning concepts and ideas - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FrNqSLPaZLc


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How to improve one's 'learning' and 'understanding' capabilities? You cannot see unless your eyes are working properly, you cannot hear unless your ears are in good shape, you will start panting after walking if you have not drank enough water, and finally you cannot think properly unless your mind is in perfect order. I think you are getting my point ...


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I recommend the books, "Thinking Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman and "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell. This books might not talk about learning to play an instrument directly, but give you a good idea of how the brain works. Also, I think Malcolm Gladwell's book "Outliers" talks about music specifically however, his books tend to be short on scientific ...


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Have you looked into subconscious or unconscious learning? That would be my suggested starting point. Some ideas can take time to process and thus after some time another part of our identity resolves the issue.


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When trying to work on a mentally difficult project at work I've used this link that I have bookmarked for a long time. http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/eat-smart-healthier-brain Half of my thinks eating this way really works and half of me thinks it's the placebo effect. Either way I feel like I'm better able to focus and retain information. (good ...



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