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Date: 09/21/09 06:01 AM

39 Responses to 5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness

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    halifax_girl Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:42 am
    Link: 5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness - Someone once said we only use about 10% of our brains. Screw that, hack into your brain and bump that number up!
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    deadpopstar Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:59 am
    Just thinking about the Uberman Sleep Schedule is making me feel sick!
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    FIRST_poster Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 7:14 am
    im totally gonna do the hallucination thing
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 7:38 am
    I used to try to train myself to lucid dream, but i kept getting overexcited every time i noticed i was in a dream and woke up... it was so frustrating that i eventually gave up...
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    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 8:07 am
    Am i the only one who dies a little inside when i see "(will open in new window or tab)"?
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    Naz14 Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 8:14 am
    i want to try the hallucination thing! i wonder if it will really work
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    baileyabb Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 8:23 am
    ..uh..If it`s a trip like LSD, the last thing you`d want to do is lye still, with something stuck to your face...or white noise.. Doesn`t sound "fun" at all...
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 8:30 am
    "Obviously the big difference between a dream and real life is that if the Hamburglar came bursting out of your refrigerator right now and started screaming at you in Vietnamese, your first thought would be "This is a strange and unusual event that is occurring right now, and I should question my perceptions." If the same thing happens in a dream, you just go with it."

    This is very true.

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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 9:16 am
    The hallucination one seems scary. O_O
    I`ll try the studying one though. I usually study 20 minutes before the exam. Most of the time I end up doing well.
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    uncleduck Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 10:08 am
    I lucid dream quite often. I think it`s because I always wake up to go to the bathroom a couple hours before I need to get up, and then I go back to bed and try to get back into dreaming.

    So without purposefully trying I`m following two steps of lucid dreaming. Taking a nap after waking and trying to dream of something specific.

    I find it works best not to try to conjure something in your dream, but rather think about it and believe it will be somewhere and then go there. So I don`t conjure a naked woman. I believe she`s around that corner and I walk there. Or I`ll fly to her house, which is good fun in itself. Word to the wise, lucid dreams often fade quickly so I suggest you take off your pants in mid-flight so you`ll be ready when you get there.

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    YLE Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 11:34 am
    the studying one works for me. i do that the night before i have to recite my poem for german class
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    MrBowserPuff Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 1:09 pm
    I really want to lucid dream. A world where anything can happen...
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    boredest1 Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 1:29 pm
    Page won`t load. Is this just for me?
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    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 1:42 pm
    it wont work!! and according to the comments its pretty awesome
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    September 21, 2009 at 1:57 pm
    stupid broken links. Harumph I say
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    yudontn0me Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 2:18 pm
    lol. that burt reynolds pic had me rolling
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    gooseberry Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    think im gonna try the power naps thing.
    seems intriguing
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    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    "I find it works best not to try to conjure something in your dream, but rather think about it and believe it will be somewhere and then go there. So I don`t conjure a naked woman. I believe she`s around that corner and I walk there. Or I`ll fly to her house, which is good fun in itself. Word to the wise, lucid dreams often fade quickly so I suggest you take off your pants in mid-flight so you`ll be ready when you get there."

    I tend to do that quite a bit in real life as well.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:32 pm
    No-one who knows anything at all about the subject would say that we only use about 10% of our brains. Nor would anyone who gives the matter any thought unless they are a creationist.
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    slepre Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:52 pm
    ive never had a lucid dream, i hate to say but it sounds awesome... and i would totally try the power naps thing if i wasnt in school...
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    Overmann Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:56 pm
    "Someone once said we only use about 10% of our brains."

    That person was gloriously wrong.

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    premierwondr Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    we don`t use 10% of our brains, but only certain parts of our brains wuld logically be used at the same time, so its not like applying yourself will ever get you anywhere close to 100
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:24 pm
    One of Cracked`s weaker efforts. Usually they are such sticklers about gettting the science right, but this time, well, I`m not going to bother to repeat what previous posters said, but those of you who have posted here at IAB are right. And why is false memory (#1 on their list) considered "more" brainpower? Seems like LESS brainpower if we can`t remember fact from fiction. Shame on them for not crediting Elizabeth Loftus, BTW.
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:24 pm
    I`m totally trying all of this, except the nap schedule. Learn from Kramer people, it`s not gonna work.
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    Iheartpears Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    I tried the powernaps for a little while. I got to the point where I could go from totally awake to snoring in 3 minutes. I would think "damn I have to wake up in 30 min...snore". eventually I quit because I like sleeping. A sleep diet is about as fun as any other diet is.
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    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 5:08 pm
    ive attempted the hallucination one but without any materials, just silence and blank space. also i`ve tried the dream and the believeing what hasnt happened one. i love doing that.
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    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 5:24 pm
    I`ve always wanted to try lucid dreaming
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    Clatterclaws Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 5:28 pm
    For Christ`s sake! We use all of our brain!
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    RdDan Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    `Someone once said we only use about 10% of our brains`

    Well that someone was talking bollocks. We use all of our brain, just not all at the same time. It has different regions that control various aspects of our emotions, thoughts, movements, relationships, senses etcetera.

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    olive123 Female 13-17
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    September 21, 2009 at 6:26 pm
    you know we use all of our brains. we use 10 percent for thinking, the rest is doing all the things that our body needs to be doing. like pumping our heart, or controlling our reflexes
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    September 21, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    > `Someone once said we only use about 10% of our brains`

    That person was supposedly Einstein, and you`ll find it on just about every Urban Legends site under the Total BS Every Idiot Somehow Believes When Its Patently Untrue category.

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    Lion, it`s based off some horribly paraphrased quote of him explaining that at any given time, there is probably no more than 10% of our brain active. So yeah... bollocks, like Dan said.
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    k10josumm Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 10:46 pm
    i wanna try the pingpong ball one.

    if you wanna have some crazy dreams eat a bunch of pineapple before you go sleep. i hear that works :/
    probably self fulfilling prophecy but who cares..

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    NotAllowed Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 12:25 am
    in #2, they kinda made a false conclusion of the study they presented. the conclusion is that after studying new material you should give it time to sink in.
    if you decided to spend only the two hours before the test to study for your biochem exam, then you`re screwed buddy. but if you spent the whole week studying and keep on doing it "right up until time for the exam" then you`ll do just fine.
    i use the last hour before any test to just catch bits of information that seem important. things that i an certain that would be erased from my brain just as i lose concentration.
    it sometimes helps :)

    and i`m totally gonna try #5...

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    senia Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 12:41 am
    WOAH.
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    Bo_SHhaYeB Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 1:45 am
    cracked is good
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    DRxSATANx Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 9:45 pm
    lucid dreamings cool
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    Nurcowski Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2009 at 1:31 am
    first time i`ve "lol-ed" on the interwebz in a looooong time
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    crazyjelly Male 13-17
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    October 12, 2009 at 4:08 pm
    ive been lucid dreaming for 2 years now, im surprised it became so public, my dad pretty much tought me how to when i was just 10 and now im an expert at it. it pretty much makes me exited to go to sleep. http://www.wikihow.com/Lucid-Dream
    this is probebly the best tutorial.

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