Category Archives: Brain Research

This Weird Method Cuts Sleep to 5 Hours

It’s common wisdom that 8 hours of sleep per night is just about right. And maybe that’s true for most people.

But others have experimented with various forms of Polyphasic Sleep, in which you alternate a few hours of sleep with a few hours of wakefulness throughout the day.

Some claim this form of sleep increases energy and even creativity. This video explores one person’s sleep experiments. Learn more at Mind Power News.

Also read: Change Your Life While You Sleep


7 Famous People Who Owe Their Success To LSD

Drug use isn’t typically thought of as a good idea – or is it? These seven famous people say they owe their success to LSD. Read more about these 7 at MindPowerNews.com


BONUS VIDEO: Bill Maher’s Awesome Rant about LSD

How to Stop a Charging Bull with Your Mind

José Manuel Rodriguez Delgado was a Spanish professor and Director of NeuroPsychiatry at Yale University Medical School, famed for his research into direct mind control through electrical stimulation of regions in the brain. This is the famous video of him stopping a charging bull in its tracks by simply using a remote control connected to implants in the bull’s brain.

Uberman!

Weird World of LSD — 1967

In the mid-1960s, with the countercultural threat of recreational drug use among teens and twenty-somethings on the rise, governmental agencies began to create little educational “scare” films about a variety of drugs. Here’s one of the strangest, often called “The Reefer Madness of LSD”.


The Secret Smart Drugs Used by Millionaire Cheaters

A quick guide to Nootropics, also called smart drugs, memory enhancers, neuro enhancers, cognitive enhancers, and intelligence enhancers — drugs, supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods that improve one or more aspects of mental function.

According to some reports, Nootropics are the expensive reason why successful people can accomplish so much and the rest of us losers can barely get out of bed in the morning.

Superhuman Geniuses

Where does genius come from? Is it the byproduct of tireless work, developmental happenstance or divine inspiration? The documentary Superhuman: Genius explores this phenomenon by portraying the lives and accomplishments of five individuals for whom cerebral superiority is second nature.

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The Miracle Brain of the Human Camera

Stephen Wiltshire is a 33-year-old autistic man with an extraordinary talent. He is one of less than 100 people in the world who is recognised as an autistic savant. Whereas some savants excel in mathematics or music, Stephen is an accomplished artist, and is capable of producing highly accurate drawings of buildings and cities after seeing them just once. Although Stephen is today a quiet and confident young man, he endured a difficult childhood as family and teachers struggled to cope with his autism – a condition that was, at the time, very poorly understood and rarely diagnosed.

Cityscapes and buildings quickly became Stephen’s artistic focus, possibly because they represent the kind of stability, solidity and repetition that autistic people often crave. In a short space of time, Stephen became internationally renowned for his strikingly detailed and technically accurate drawings, and since his teenage years he has travelled the world sketching famous buildings and cities.

Read more at Mind Power News…

Steven Wiltshire Draws New York City

Steven Wiltshire Draws Tokyo

Uberman!

Alcohol vs Acid

A psychedelic substance advocate makes videos of himself under the effects of alcohol and LSD. In this video he takes 15 shots of hard liquor and tries to do things like catch a ball, do squats (holding his girlfriend on his shoulders), and take an IQ test. Then, on a different day, he takes LSD and tries the same things. Spoiler alert: LSD easily wins the day!


The God Delusion

The Root of All Evil?, later retitled The God Delusion, is a television documentary written and presented by Richard Dawkins in which he argues that humanity would be better off without religion or belief in God.

Dawkins has said that the title The Root of All Evil? was not his preferred choice, but that Channel 4 had insisted on it to create controversy. The sole concession from the producers on the title was the addition of the question mark. Dawkins has stated that the notion of anything being the root of all evil is ridiculous. Dawkins’ book The God Delusion, released in September 2006, goes on to examine the topics raised in the documentary in greater detail.


What Happens Inside a Dying Brain?

What makes a person believe that he visited heaven? Is there a way for science to get at what’s really going on? Gideon Lichfield mounts an empirical investigation of near-death experiences, concluding that more rigorous research must be pursued to understand what happens in the minds of “experiencers,” as they call themselves. One thing is abundantly clear, though. Near-death experiences are pivotal events in people’s lives. “It’s a catalyst for growth on many different levels—psychologically, emotionally, maybe even physiologically,” says Mitch Liester, a psychiatrist.