Our brain is still a huge mystery, even for scientists who are not quite sure how and why some things happen in it. Maybe because we use the exact same brain to understand it. It seems that there are some secrets that this clever “device” wants to hide from us at all costs.
But there are tricks with which the brain can be deceived. Here are 5 ways to “hack” your brain. We do not guarantee that they will succeed, neither that these techniques are completely safe. In fact, we just say that these ideas sound interesting, but we do not recommend to try them.
5. Sleep only 2 hours instead of 8
Nothing worse than insufficient sleep. Usually the day after an unforgettable party, we all seem to have jumped out of the Walking Dead TV show. And not like the main actors, but zombies. And what if we told you it is possible to sleep only two hours at night, and that it is more than enough? Here’s what’s going on.
The idea is to use the dream in the best way and not waste time on the unnecessary stages in which you are actually just lying. This is achieved by deceiving the organism with Uberman’s sleep schedule. In the course of the day, it takes six, twenty or thirty minutes for every four hours. Exactly so. And then, in theory, every time you lie down to sleep your brain should immediately fall into the REM sleep phase. And then you can play Call of Duty all day, get the Nobel Prize, or completely crazy and finish in the psychiatric clinic after a couple of weeks. Apparently, Nikola Tesla practiced similar techniques and it worked for him.
4. Hallucinate without narcotics
Yes, that’s possible. 3 things are needed: ping pong balls, red bulb, and radio with headphones. Turn on the radio and find the noise (one balanced sound) and put it on your ears, cut the ping pong ball and put it over your eyes, turn on the red lamp and point to the face. Spend a half an hour like that. Then follow the unicorns on the way to the middle ground in search of a ring while you cry in the company of naked dwarfs eager for the hot party.
Here’s why this is happening. The thing is kinda scientific nature and it’s called the Ganzfeld effect. The secret is to block all signals coming to the brain. Since the human brain does not really like being excluded from the events, it will make own pictures or hallucinations. We do not really guarantee this is safe.
3. Dream by order
You know the situation when you wake up in the morning and still dreaming, but it’s all so real that after you’re not sure if it really could have happened. And what if we tell you that you can order a dream as you wish. Here’s how. Every time you need to write down everything you have dreamed about as carefully as possible and in more detail. So your brain will recognize small details that only happen in a dream. Before you lie down to sleep think about what you want to dream about. And after a while, you should get dreams by order. The biggest chance you can get the dream you want is either directly after you fall asleep or before waking up.
The point is that during sleep your brain excludes its critical part. So it will be possible to dream things that are completely impossible. But if you change its function just for a bit, you can also influence what happens in your dreams. Simplified explained.
2. The beauty of the brain: Learn while sleeping
Well, that’s what you’ve been waiting for all your life! Only a small change in the schedule can help you even in your sleep. Here’s how.
Scientists have discovered that when you need to learn a bunch of facts, don’t do it just before the exam. In other words, make sure that you sleep in the last 24 hours before an exam. The Harvard geniuses say that you will learn so much better and have incredibly great results.
You see, learning takes place in the brain through three processes: acceptance, agreement, and recall. The first and third phases occur while you are awake, but the second and key phase is reserved for sleep only when your valuable brain sorts all the information it collected during the day. So it’s absolutely necessary to sleep before the exam.
1. Believe that something happened (although not)
Now stop and think about what is the first thing you remember from your life. Or the worst thing? We need to let you know, it’s a huge probability that it actually did not happen. Not like the way you think it is. Scientists have found that our distant memories are either incorrect or don’t exist at all. Here is a trick that resembles Total Recall, but without dangerous Asians and funny Colin Farrell. You need to be deceived by someone. Let’s say it tells you 3 true events and one that did not happen. Your brain will do everything else by building a story about a non-existent event based on the facts that really happened.
The point is that the brain classifies information into specific groups and unnecessary details are forgotten. When it is necessary to recall something it’s pulling certain segments from a certain memory and folding the image. Which can be quite imaginary. All it takes is someone to do this when you’re not aware of it or asks you if you remember something that did not happen.
Maybe we can make money of this and sell a happy childhood that has not happened. Do you remember when you played and your mom bought you a new bike and you were happy then? Of course, you remember …