Can You BECOME a Genius?

August 1, 2011 by  
Filed under BEST POSTS, Mind Power

Self Growth PlanetHow to BUILD genius mind power

If your IQ is ataverage,  hold on to your socks: Genius levels of mental processing ARE within your reach.

John von Neumann, the inventor of th least e computer, estimated that our brains hold two hundred and eighty quintillion bits of memory that’s 280, followed by 18 zeros. But most of today’s neuroscientists feel even this estimate is far too low.

A few short years ago scientists believed geniuses were born with brains that were somehow different from the rest of us. BUT — recent scientific research suggests that genius mind power is more the result of mental training not just genetic superiority.

Even today’s Einstein’s are now seen by neuroscientists as ordinary people who have simply consciously developed extraordinary genius mind power and focus.

How Genius is Developed

We don’t often think of the mind as a tool whose powers can be developed on such a dramatic level. But the good news is  there are definite, proven-effective ways to develop your brain’s capacity to express genius mind power.

Modern neuroscientists and brainwave training experts claim that genius-level mental functioning is primarily all about connections.

Which connections? The ever-changing maze of connections among your neurons brain cells. The scientific evidence is this: The more you stimulate and challenge your brain, the more connections it is forced to create to enable your neurons can communicate with one another.

And the more interconnections you have between your brain’s neurons, the closer you move toward genius-level creativity and thinking! It really is primarily that simple.

Einstein’s Secret
As a child, Albert Einstein was seriously dyslexic and had great difficulty with both speech and reading. He was actually expelled from high school and flunked his first college entrance exam, although he finally did manage to complete his bachelor’s degree.

He then took a lowly job in the Swiss patent office. But then when he was only 26, he published his Special Theory of Relativity And sixteen years later he won a Nobel Prize.

Dr. Thomas Harvey, a pathologist on duty at Princeton Hospital when Einstein died in 1955, removed Einstein’s brain. Harvey studied it under a microscope over a 40-year period, but never found any differences from “normal” brains.

But in the early 1980s Dr Marian Diamond, a neuro-anatomist at the University of California at Berkeley, made some interesting discoveries. Her findings about brains in general revolutionized our ideas about what genius really is!

Diamond placed a group of rats in a very stimulating environment with ladders, swings, treadmills, and rat toys. She then confined a control group of rats to bare cages.

The rats in the stimulating environment lived to advanced ages the equivalent of 90 for mankind. But even more remarkable, Diamond found their brains had grown an amazing number of new connections between their neurons.

She had discovered the first hard evidence that higher intelligence could be created through mentally-stimulating exercise. And then when she examined sections of Einstein’s brain, she made the remarkable discovery that it WAS different from the average brain in one way. Like her super-stimulated rats, Einstein’s brain also had an unusually high number of experience-based neural interconnections.

Our brains can continue to grow in complexity right up to a very advanced age. Each challenge you present to your brain causes immediate physical changes no matter what your age.

A Plan of Action
Your brain’s inter-neural connections can potentially increase in number and complexity throughout your life. The more you learn, the more of these pathways you create. And the more you stimulate your brain, the sharper your memory and mental responses. The payoff is immeasurable, and can lead straight to genius mind power.

The most basic way to build genius mind power is to intellectually challenge and exercise your brain. You can create healthy new neural networks by learning a new skill or a second language, or learning to play a musical instrument.

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posted by Jill Ammon-Wexler
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Experience Genius Level Creativity

April 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Creativity

1eyeCreativity is often viewed as a characteristic of a only few gifted geniuses.

John Briggs, the author of Fire In the Crucible: The Alchemy of Creative Genius agrees that the way we talk about creativity often reinforces the notion its some kind of special gift. But it’s not.

Truthfully — creativity goes far beyond the ability to paint, write, create a new business,  invent a new product, or having a high IQ.  When stripped down to its bare essentials, creativity is actually a fundamental survival skill.

Experience Genius Creativity 
On an artistic level … creativity is the search for the elusive Ah ha — a brief moment of insight when we suddenly see a problem, or an idea, in an entirely new and fresh way.

It’s true that not everyone can be Beethoven or Picasso or Einstein. But the impulse to breakthrough to a new idea is not limited to artists and geniuses. We each have our own natural creative genius.

But on the everyday level … creativity is actually at the heart of any action that somehow transforms your inner or outer reality. You are actually being creative when you open the refrigerator door and search for the makings of a sandwich.

Why So Few People Feel Creative
Why do so few people manage to consider themselves creative? It’s because most of us were taught to repress our natural desire to challenge the reality of things as they are. You can increase  your creativity by simply adjusting how you think about creativity.

Professor Mark Runco, founder of the Creativity Research Journal explains it like this: We put children in groups and make them sit in desks and raise their hands before they talk. We put all the emphasis on conformity and order, then we wonder why they aren’t being spontaneous and creative.

Sound painfully familiar?

Overturning the Genius Myth
Another reason many do not consider themselves creative is the *I’m not a genius* syndrome — the sad assumption that genius level creativity requires a high IQ..

Actually your IQ has little to do with your creativity. David Perkins, co-director of Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education agrees. Perkins believes we don’t believe ourselves to be creative because we’re often intimidated by the genius myth.

This old myth claims creativity is restricted to high IQ geniuses. But this was actually debunked years ago in a study begun by Stanford psychologist Lewis Terman — the man who adapted the original French IQ test for the USA.

In the early 1920s Terman had California school-teachers select 1,528 “genius” schoolchildren with an IQ above 135. These children’s lives were then followed by a research team for 60 years. After six decades they found that these geniuses had done fairly well. Many were professionals and had stable, prosperous lives. But interestingly… very few had made notable creative contributions to society, and literally none had completed any extraordinary creative work.

According to Dr. Dean Simonton, author of Genius, Creativity and Leadership and Scientific Genius: There just isn’t any correlation between creativity and IQ.

Unleash Your Creative Impulses
To free your natural creative impulses it’s often necessary to resist the pressure to march in step with the rest of the world.

This can be admittedly tough. One place to start is by trying an original way of doing some habitual task. Virtually everything you do can be done in a slightly different, slightly better way … from organizing your paperwork, to washing the dishes. Remember, the essence of creativity is NOT necessarily getting things right. At it’s heart, creativity is based on risk taking. On being willing to make some mistakes.

And here’s a point about mistakes and failure: Many who claim they aren’t creative say this simply because they tried once, and failed. But interestingly, genius level creativity may actually go hand-in-hand with failure. Consider the great creative genius Edison. He held over 1,000 patents. But most of them are forgotten, because they weren’t worth much to begin with.

So don’t let fear of failure stop you from exercising and building your creative muscles.

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