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  1. #1 The brain, locked trait or just bogus ? 
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    Hii there, I just opened a topic at introductions. But i hadn't thought about it that it might not be the good place to start a brain discussion hehe. So I am going to re-open it here. Here's what i wrote in the discussions forum.: i just watched this video about neuroscience and it said that we do have some more potentiall in our brain then we think. Perhaps this is in the mind and not the brain. So it actually said that we can develop our brain to become unlock what they called the hidden traits of the brain. They used a computer for example: If a computer could develop itself and reprogram itself think of what it can be cabaple of, this is treu for our brain. So can we develop our brain to do incredible things ? Unlocking hidden traits ? Btw, im blattring on right now, i just love the subject but i dont have anyone to talk about it. So do i have to move this thread somewhere more specifick ?

    The source for the video btw was a youtube channel called AtheneWins, don't be fooled by the generel content or name of the channel. The guy has got some pretty good stuff. Here's the link Athene's 9:30 Brain Hack: A Simple Click - YouTube


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    Our brain already changes itself all the time. I have no idea what "traits" might be hidden.

    The only thing that we need to do to "unlock" our abilities to play tennis or the piano or to do fine joinery or to learn chemistry or all those other things we might not yet have done ....

    ... is to practise them. That's what neuroplasticity is all about.

    We see it in things that people like to do for relaxation or competition or hobbies. The more you do something the better you get at it. Doesn't matter whether it's online games or knitting or archery or chess. Of course if you're doing those things wrong, that's what you will learn.

    Neuroplasticity is not your friend. It's why bad habits are hard to shake.

    I didn't watch the vid, sorry. I found the beginning irritating and it's over 41C here (44 in the city centre) so I'm not pushing myself with anything I don't feel like doing. ( And I'm already familiar with some of the literature on neuroplasticity so I'm not worried I'm missing anything important.)


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    brains already change. its called neuroplasticity. Most change happens early in life (birth till about preteen) but yeah, you experience you change.

    unlock hidden traits? Im not sure what that means. If you want to say learn how to play a guitar, take music lessons. You want to learn physics, enroll in college.

    However if "hidden traits" relate to supernatural such as talking to the dead, telekinesis, fortune telling, or other favored ways to scam people purported by gypsys. then your not going to get far.
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    Hmm yes, you are probaply right I'm just going to drop this subject. Kind of hard though i was really getting into it.
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