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Who sees the grandmother, and who - the Virgin Mary

Once I myself became a volunteer. After learning about brain stimulation experiments, during which you can meet ... God. They were first put in the West. And we reproduced in one of the laboratories of the Federal Scientific Clinical and Experimental Center for traditional methods of diagnosis and treatment, which was headed by Olga Koekina, candidate of medical sciences.

My head was then wrapped in wires of an electroencephalograph. They gave a longitudinal wave generator to the hand, creating a cunning magnetic field. They asked me to press the device to my head right behind my right ear.

I closed my eyes ... After a few seconds, the darkness lit up with blue light. In the next instant, the light gathered in a thin beam, which began to describe the circles, as if scanning space. It soon shrank into a sparkling tunnel. And at the end of it a white cloud suddenly appeared, which took the form of an octopus. The "Octopus" began to pull toward me its "tentacle" ... And then the experience ceased.

So God, if it was he, appeared before me in an unusual way.

Others were more fortunate. For example, those who participated in the experiments of the famous professor of neurology Michael Persinger from Laurentian University in Sudbury (Ontario, Canada). The professor sent magnetic impulses to the temporal lobes of the brain of volunteers. Scientifically, this effect is called transcranial (intracranial. - Ed.) Magnetic stimulation, or TMS. Of the 900 people who passed it, more than 700 "met with the guests." True, everyone saw what he believed in. Some are divine images: Jesus, the Virgin Mary, Muhammad or the Spirit of Heaven. Another was deceased relatives. Still others spoke with representatives of extraterrestrial civilizations.

Persinger is not yet ready to draw a final conclusion about the existence of a “different world." But his experiments make it possible to doubt that visions are just the product of an excited state of the right hemisphere of the brain responsible for emotions.

“Perhaps God exists, but as a kind of energy field,” the scientist suggests.

Professor, academician of the Academy of Military Sciences of the Russian Federation Boris Rodionov told me that he once used a magnetic field for TMS many times stronger than that of its predecessors. God blessed that he saw the baby Jesus in the arms of the Virgin Mary.

Magnet turns right-handed into left-handed

Before a person presses the elevator button or takes a cup, his brain decides which hand to use. Decides subconsciously, makes a choice completely unnoticed by the "owner". A group of scientists from the University of California at Berkeley, led by research leader Flavio Oliveira, decided to look: is it possible to intervene in this choice? And impose your own?

Intervened again by means of a magnet.

Thirty right-handed people, at the request of scientists, reached the mark, which was displayed on a special screen-table, either with the right or the left hand.

Next, the subjects themselves chose the hand. But at the same time, their parietal lobes of the cerebral cortex, which are responsible for spatial orientation and planning of movements, were subjected to powerful magnetic effects - the so-called “transcranial” magnetic stimulation.

As a result, it turned out that right-handers, when exposed to this area of ​​the brain on the left side, unexpectedly began to prefer the left hand. After the magnet was turned off, everything returned to normal, which means that its influence is short.

Scientists suggest that the magnet temporarily disrupted the work of neurons that control the right hand, providing the ability to act with the left.

And what is surprising: for some reason, the magnetic focus failed with left-handed people. They did not become right-handed even for a short time.

As the director of the Institute of the Brain Svyatoslav Medvedev once remarked in a conversation with me, even for a different reason: “How the brain works, remains incomprehensible.”

Memory can be rewritten

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University, Richard Huganier and Roger Clem, recently announced that they learned to erase bad memories at the molecular level! Fortunately, this process is not as painful as a similar procedure in the science fiction film "Remember Everything" with Schwarzenegger in the title role.

Scaring the mice with loud and sharp sounds, the researchers found the area of ​​the brain that reacts the most. And in it are special proteins.

“As it turned out, these protein compounds have unique instabilities, making them easy to destroy and remove from nerve cells,” Dr. Hugenir explains. - Under the influence of special chemicals, these proteins break down. And as a result, the mice completely cease to remember the noise that terrified them.

True, you need to have time to erase the memories in the next 24 hours after the stress, fear, trauma. Then these proteins with the fear “recorded” on them themselves completely disappear, and the memories move to the area of ​​constant memory, where other mechanisms that have not yet been studied by scientists work.

Unpleasant memories can be edited. This procedure is offered by other specialists from Harvard Medical School. The head of the experiment, psychiatry teacher Roger Pitman, believes: "Completely erasing memories is unethical, it makes you think about the fate of other memories associated with unwanted ones."

“The ideal scenario is to reduce or eliminate the fear that accompanies a memory,” Pitman explains. - And the main focus is to carry out the treatment at the moment when the memory is extracted from the archive, and then “save” in memory, like in a computer, a modified version.

Already the first experiments showed that this works. So, during the cure of the girl from fear of dogs, she was shown photographs of various dogs - seemingly evil and completely harmless. Thus, the researchers “extracted from the archive” the memory, prompting the girl to again experience the emotions that she felt at that moment when she was frightened.

After that, she was trained to react to the memory differently. For example, they asked to imagine that the dog saved her when she was drowning. Or protected from bullies. That is, they inspired the image of a friend dog, an assistant dog.

At the final stage of the treatment-research, specialists edited the memory in the brain using hypnosis.

Scientists conducted similar experiments with participants in hostilities, victims of road accidents, rape. And as a result, shocking memories ceased to cause strong negative emotions.

All of these studies are based on a radically new concept of storing memories in the brain. Previously, scientists believed that memories are just photographs: all the details are firmly fixed at the time of the event. But experiments convinced: memories are stored in the brain, like folders on a shelf. You can take a folder, open it ... And change something in it.

In the science fiction film “Remember All,” Schwarzenegger tried to erase memories. The procedure was painful.
In the science fiction film “Remember All,” Schwarzenegger tried to erase memories. The procedure was painful.

Electric shock - and you Perelman

Mathematical and other intellectual abilities of a person can be improved with the help of an electric discharge. The neurophysiologist Roy Cohen Kadosh from Oxford came to such a startling discovery. He found in the right parietal lobe of the cerebral cortex (above the right ear) the area responsible for the person’s ability to count, think logically. Scientists stimulated this particular area with electricity. They suggested that this would create extra tension in the chain of brain neurons.

The electrodes on the head, as the young people involved in the experiment told, gave an amazing effect: the ability to solve the most difficult problems grew many times over.

The tests were attended by 15 students, which were divided into three equal groups. The participants of the first and second week were “shocked” with an electric current of 20 minutes per day. With one difference only: some were stimulated with a "positive charge" (the current went from the right to the left side of the parietal lobe), while others were negative. And volunteers from the third group were “tortured” for only 30 seconds.

After the “execution,” everyone was seated for mathematical tests, in which it was necessary to be able to link abstract symbols with numbers. The accuracy and speed of the tasks were taken into account.

It turned out that volunteers whose brain was exposed to a “positive” current for 20 minutes a day showed the best results. As if suddenly become Perelmanami. Moreover, the effect persisted even after six months.

Those who experienced the influence of a "negative" current, and those who underwent 30-second stimulation, showed no intellectual heights.

“The results are amazing,” says Dr. Kadosh. “But I would not advise people to use a stun gun to improve their abilities.” Here accuracy is very important. Although it is possible that over time, current therapy can be used to treat people who have suffered a stroke or brain disease.

A brain under current becomes more susceptible to any other knowledge, for example, it remembers words better.

However, skeptics doubt that such a very simple and a little tough method would not have side effects. Now the authors of the discovery are trying to find out. And choose the optimal parameters.


Check the wealth of your knowledge

In the "fatty" on December 3 with. d. we presented a part of the test “Are you a genius?” on the ability of your brain to classify and generalize. Today you can find out if your logical thinking is well developed and how rich is your stock of knowledge from different areas. And also evaluate your capabilities for analysis and the ability to quickly solve problems.

You need to choose from the list of words the one that, in your opinion, is most suitable for completing the sentence so that it acquires the correct meaning. The time to complete the test is 6 minutes.

Sample. The rabbit is most similar to ... a) a cat; b) protein; c) a hare; g) a fox; d) a hedgehog. The correct answer is: c.

1. A tree always has ...

a) leaves; b) fruits; c) kidneys; d) roots; e) shadow.

2. Comment is ...

a) the law; b) lecture; c) explanation; d) the investigation; e) a hint.

3. The opposite of betrayal is ...

and love; b) parasitism; c) trick; d) cowardice; e) devotion.

4. Women ... are taller than men.

a) always; b) usually; c) often; d) never; d) sometimes.

5. Lunch cannot take place without ...

a) the table; b) service; c) food; g) water; e) hunger.

6. The opposite of relaxation is ...

a) labor; b) care; c) fatigue; d) walk; d) training.

7. To trade, you must have ...

a) the store; b) money; c) counter; d) goods; d) scales.

8. When the dispute ends with a mutual concession, this is called ...

a) by convention; b) a compromise; c) decoupling; d) collusion; e) reconciliation.

9. A person who is bad about innovations is called ...

a) an anarchist; b) a liberal; c) a democrat; d) a radical; e) a conservative.

10. Sons ... excel fathers in life experience ...

a) never; b) often; c) rarely; d) usually; e) always.

11. With the same weight, most proteins contain ...

a) meat; b) eggs; c) fat; g) fish; e) bread.

12. The ratio of wins and losses in the lottery makes it possible to determine ...

a) the number of participants; b) profit; c) the price of one ticket; d) the number of tickets; e) the probability of winning.

13. Aunt ... is older than her niece ...

a) always; b) rarely; c) almost always; d) never; e) required.

14. The statement that all people are honest ...

a) false; b) cunningly; c) is absurd; d) true; e) not proven.

15. The growth of a six-year-old child is approximately ... cm.

a) 160; b) 60; c) 140; d) 110; d) 50.

16. The length of the match ... see

a) 4; b) 3; c) 2.5; d) 6; d) 5.

17. An incompletely proven statement is called ...

a) ambiguous; b) paradoxical; c) hypothetical; d) confused; e) obvious.

18. North of all these cities is located ...

a) Novosibirsk; b) Murmansk; c) Krasnoyarsk; d) Irkutsk; e) Khabarovsk.

19. The offer does not exist without ...

a) a verb; b) subject; c) treatment; d) points; e) words;

20. The distance between Moscow and Novosibirsk is approximately ... km.

a) 3000; b) 1000; c) 7000; d) 4800; d) 2100.


If you correctly supplemented 15 - 20 sentences, your intelligence is very high, on a five-point scale - a solid five.

If you gave the correct answers to 10 - 15 tasks - also a good result, but 4 points lower.

If you were able to accurately answer only 5 to 10 sentences, you may not have enough speed in assessing situations, the ability to grasp the important immediately. So, you should take the time to make responsible decisions in no hurry - it’s better to measure seven times.

If you answered 1 to 5 sentences correctly, then you need to read more. Or maybe you're just tired today?


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