Brainhack: Tips and Tricks to Unleash Your Brain’s Full by Neil Pavitt

By Neil Pavitt

Hack into the key energy of your brain

Your Brain
100 Billion Neurons
100 Trillion Connections
And you just command five% of it.

Now it is time to take again control!

In Brainhack, creativity trainer Neil Pavitt offers tips and tips to re-programme your mind, constructing the abilities and insights which may remodel the way you imagine, clear up difficulties and make decisions.

This ebook may also help you:

• discover ways to imagine smarter
• develop into extra focused
• realize artistic techniques to problem-solving
• Generate principles with leading edge techniques
• free up your mind blocks

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Einstein If you’re a musician, you’re in luck. Every time you play, you’re giving your brain one of the best workouts it can get. Neuroscientists have shown that musical skill requires a suite of neural processes firing in tandem: perceptual, cognitive, motor, and executive. Making a career as a musician is like being a professional bodybuilder of the mind. Steven Pinker and others feel that our musical powers – some of them at least – are made possible by using, or recruiting, or co-opting brain systems that have already developed for other purposes.

Melissa Bateson and her colleagues were getting a bit fed up with this. But being a psychology department, rather than just saying something, they decided to run their own little experiment: 36 BRAINHACK For a ten-week period, they displayed different pictures above the price list. Each week, they alternated between images of flowers and a pair of staring eyes. When the image featured the eyes, people unconsciously felt they were being watched and paid an average of three times as much. Think of a Colour It may be nothing more than an association with big skies and the open sea, but seeing the colour blue or working in a blue environment has been proved to make you more creative.

The difference between a good violinist and a great one is the quality and concentration of the time they spend practising, not the length. In fact, it was found that the elite musicians actually practised less, slept more and were less stressed. Just doing the same thing over and over again, isn’t going to create fresh neural pathways in the brain. It’s the intensity and focus that hacks the brain into learning and remembering new things. Violinist Nathan Milstein noticed other students around him practising all day, and asked his mentor how many hours a day he should be practising.

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