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Thursday, October 28, 2010


In one of the religious books in Hinduism, the Ramayana, Lord Ram defeats the devil king Ravana and returns in a flying carriage. The book describes this flying object to be driven by something non mechanical. In fact it is the god’s power that drives the vehicle. Do you think miracle as such is possible at present time?

Can it be possible for normal people like us to perform such miracles?

I will put up some relevant examples and evidences and let you to decide the answer to the question. In November 22nd 1973, a program host, through BBC, named Jimmy Yongso invited a person named Yuri Geller. She claimed to have some miraculous capabilities that were witnessed never before. Indeed, she opened a lock, made a knife and a spoon move and also stopped a moving hand of a clock without even touching them!!! So many people around the world blamed her of forgery and cheating. A team of scientists including Stanford, Edgeld and Puthoff tested the lady but could not prove the accusation.

At 1970s many people around the world claimed to have such capacity. A TV reality show presented a lady named Barbera who bent 53 spoons in the show through the gentle touch of her hand.

A polish woman named Stannis Lava was invited to another television reality show. But before she demonstrated her talents she went unconscious and introduces herself as Little Stacea.

With these miraculous events happening all around the world, a huge number of minds started to ponder why? In 1980, a test subject named Mona Colagela was brought into observation. She claimed to make a matchstick and a cigarette move. Hundreds of advanced machines and technologies were used but not an ounce of cheating was detected. Instead some interesting results were obtained. Those results were:

  • Her heart beat was found to increase to 240 times per minute.
  • She was generating three quarter times more electricity that a normal human body did.
  • Her body weight decreased at a rate of 1.6 kilograms per hour.
  • At the times of thunderstorm, her capacity decreased.

Dr D V Rhine was one of the early birds to make a detailed study in this sector. He called this unusual phenomenon "psychocymesis". Psychocymesis is the power of the mind to control the physical things. He classified psychocymesis into two types, macro psychocymesis which could be detected by naked eye and micro psychocymesis which could not be detected by the naked eyes.

Large number of researches has concluded that this unusual power of mind to control over the physical things is contained in each one of us but it comes out only in those of us who have a very strong will power.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Alcohols and Memory

It has been known to all of us that alcohol is a health hazard and a large number of negative effects on our health. Now what can alcohols possibly do to our memory?

Researches done at different times have shown that alcohols primarily interfere with the ability to form new long term memories. As the level of consumption is increased, the degree of memory impairment is found to increase in the proportionate level.

A research done in 1991 showed that the impact if alcohol on the memory power on the formation of new long term memories of facts and events is far greater than that of the drugs. These memory impairments include forgetting someone’s birth days and forgetting where things are normally kept.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Amazing Brain Facts II

Albert Einsteins brain weighed 1,230 grams (2.71 lbs), significantly less then the human average of 1,300g to 1,400g (3 lbs) contrary to popular belief. Here are other interesting facts about our brain in this second addition to previous facts:

The cerebellum contains half of all the neurons in the brain but comprises only 10% of the brain.

70,000 is the number of thoughts that it is estimated the human brain produces on an average day.

The brain itself is incapable of feeling pain due to lack of pain receptors. Once the skull is opened it is possible to operate on the brain with the patient awake.

After age 30, the brain shrinks a quarter of a percent (0.25%) in mass each year.

Our Brain consists of 60% White matter and 40% Grey matter. White Matter is the supporting matter and Grey Matter is the thinking matter of the brain. If the brain was a computer the grey matter would be the computer itself and the white matter its cables.

Of that oxygen consumed, 6% will be used by the brain's white matter and 94% by the grey matter.

15-20% of all blood pumped out of the heart goes directly to the brain.

Each time we blink, our brain kicks in and keeps things illuminated so the whole world doesn’t go dark each time we blink (about 20,000 times a day).

All the thinking in the brain is about electricity and chemicals. The brain is more active and thinks more at night than during the day.

More electrical impulses are generated in one day by a single human brain than by all the telephones in the world.

Men and Women's brain react differently to pain.

Alcohol interferes with brain processes by weakening connections between neurons.

Reading aloud and talking often to a young child promotes brain development.

The old adage of humans only using 10% of their brain is not true. Every part of the brain has a known function.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Rehearsal II

Repeating things time and again creates a definite pattern to the things when they get encoded into the memory. Many of us remember the childhood rhymes. Whatever age we may gain or wherever we may go, if a musical tune of one of our childhood rhymes is played, its words automatically come through. These words are never even looked once we reach to higher grades of the school yet they come out as though they were learnt a few moments ago.
When the things that are encoded into the memory through rehearsal re tried to access, they come out in the exact pattern we learnt. As previously said, repeating things again and again helps us to set things into our memory for longer period of time.
The act of rehearsal should be a part of our daily life, if we wish to lead a better and more efficient life. You can recall the derivations in your physics book while you are watching TV of helping your mom in the kitchen. You can mentally solve (or at least think about ) a mathematical problem when you are bathing so that you can remember the process. This may sound ‘geek’ to you but researches conducted by different groups of people have concluded the same thing, this method really works!!!(Click The Topic To Read More)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Rehearsal I

By the topic of the article, the ringer might have gone into your mind about today’s discussion. But before going into the discussion, I would like to put forth a set of questions. I need you to answer them seriously and with extreme care. The questions are as follows:

  • What is your name?
  • What is the name of your school?
  • What is the name of your toothpaste?
  • What deodorant do you use?

The first thing that comes into your mind might be like this:

“What rubbish!” or “what part of this question set needs to be answered seriously?”

And you might instantly burst into laughter. But what if I say these questions will be included to your exam papers?

Nothing more needs to be said! Had these questions been from your exam papers, you would have scored 100 %. This article will not ensure that these questions will be included into your exam papers. Rather, in this article, I would draw your attention to critical analysis of the above questionnaire and the result you have got.

When was the last time you recited your name to remember it?

This is nonsense. Your name is given to you when you are a kid then after you just remember it. And you never forget your name, unless your name is Thomas Edison. The same is the case for the name of your school/college.

Again, how many times do you come across your tooth paste?

May be twice a day? And how many times do you go through its name?

Rarely. Yet you manage to remember its name and you never forget. The same is the case for your deodorant.

But why is that we never tend to forget our name, the name of our schools, the toothpaste and the deodorant we use. We even do not confuse our name with others or the name of our toothpastes and deodorants. Why?

I have got my explanation. Though you have wasted you time rote learning your name, you have responded to it whenever the word that correspond to your name has been called. So you never need to learn your name. Similar is the case for your schools name.

Whenever you use your toothpaste and deodorant although you never read its name to remember it, you thoroughly come across it, its color and shape and other details. Your regular interface to these details causes a pattern to be created in your memory which holds the object.

This regular interface of the things and the details regarding the things that causes permanent clip of the object to be recorded into the memory is called rehearsal. Rehearsal is the process in which the thing to be remembered is presented over and over until it is embedded into your long term memory.

In the next article I shall present you with the different methods of rehearsal applied around the world and a tested schedule for the rehearsal that will create a pattern for your long term memory.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Diets For Good Memory Power

A living human body is composed of a large number and different types of cells, functioning together to form different body systems. Every cell in our body needs a supply of oxygen to stay alive and work properly. This theorem is equally true for the brain cells also.

Healthy food habits and balanced diet not only help these cells stay alive but play a very important role in keeping these cells at a very good form. Once the different cells of our body are at good status, it would be very easy for us to perform any sort of task with cent percent efficiency.

It has been proved that ‘healthy food combined with healthy habits and healthy environment provides healthy mind to the students’.

The minimum daily requirements of minerals and vitamins for healthy mind are given below:

Vitamin B1
1-1.2 mg
Vitamin B2
1.1-1.3 mg
Vitamin B3
14-16 mg
Vitamin B4
2.5 mg
Vitamin B6
1.5-1.8 mg
Vitamin B12
2 mcg
Folic Acid
160-180 mg
Vitamin C
700-800 mg
8 mg
850-1000 mg
200-230 mg
9-12 mg
3-6 gm

Based upon the daily dietary requirements, here in this article I have presented a dietary chart that contains dietary arrangements for breakfast, lunch and dinners. The chart is as follows:

-          Dry Fruits (like raisins, figs, apricots, cashews, dates, peaches, etc.)
-          A cup of honey with two spoonful of honey
-          Unsweetened fruit juices
-          Yolk of an egg

Lunch/ Meal:
-          Brown Rice
-          Meat or fish
-          Soya bean or any other cereal about 50 gm
-          Fibrous vegetables
-          Fresh cut salads
-          Water

-          Ground nut (a fistful of)
-          Low fat cheese or peanut butter
-          Apple, orange or any one fruit item( at least one fruit item must be contained)
-          Water

-          Chapattis
-          Potato, Turnip, Green leafy vegetables ( like Brocolli, Letuce, Kale, Spinach )
-          Cereals
-          Water

Keep in mind:
-          Our body needs adequate supply of water for proper functioning. Regularly taken water helps to keep our brain active and fresh.
-          Fruits are very important for good memory. So it is important the food we take everyday contain at least one fruit item.
-          You can give variations to what you eat. For example, you do not to take all types of dry fruits at a time, you may take in such a way that every type of fruit are included and that are at regular variations.