The Super Brain
It is very interesting to know that the ancient Egyptians once thought that the heart is the organ that makes us think. To them, it is the pure essence of life as well as the source of good and evil thoughts. But as we became more civilized, soon enough the scientific revolution especially here in the west was able to prove that the brain indeed is the main engine and the thinker.
Then science became focused and obsessed with the brain, and tried to map out the essence of conscious and the unconscious. It is an exciting era for learning and getting information about the mystery and the power of the mind. The brain truly is amazing, our mind has the capacity to ponder the infinite and allows us to become our own Gods within ourselves and project our destiny through the power of thought. That in itself is an amazing revelation in the history of human consciousness.
So lets begin by analyzing and looking at what this powerful human brain is consist of. Our brain is a connection of billion of neurons and synapses that connect and bridge together. It is one very powerful living supercomputer. There will be nothing in the universe past or future that can surpass the magnitude of the capacity and extent of the power of our brain.
It’s something that it is actually hard to fathom how a 2lbs size sticky and mushy slob can hold so much complexity and intelligence, that even with today’s technology we still cannot exactly duplicate. We can never clone the pure knowledge of the mind which enables us to transcend intelligence, creativity and productivity to the outside world.
Our brain is one powerful computer that is able to do and analyze multiple calculations and arithmetics at once. It has social and emotional intelligence that is able to calibrate facial expressions and social circumstances and therefore analyze emotions and feelings (at once) at any given time. The brain does this through a mixture of analytics and processes that connects synapses and neurons with the help of various hormones called neurotransmitters circulating within the body.
Lets look at a baby’s brain, since that is how it all begins. A baby’s brain is a mystery whose secrets scientists are just beginning to unravel. It begins in the mother tummy, only four weeks into gestation the first brain cells, the neurons, are already forming and multiplying at a very fast rate. During this time there will be billions and billions of neurons and synapses that builds billions of connections between cells.
Every cell is precisely linked between neurons and synapses that are encoded in circuits. These circuits is the beginning of what will processes the information, feelings and intelligence that makes up our adult brain in this present moment. These connections is what enable us to perceive and read someone’s facial expression or body language. It allows us to solve arithmetic formulas or formulate creative project. It enables us to grieve, become empathetic to other people’s feeling and to fall in and out of love.
Vision allows us to look at the world in full colors of the spectrum. It is what connects us to the physical world and shapes our introspective connection with our surroundings. The human eye is one amazing work of art, it is made up of some of the most amazing tissues within the human anatomy.. The lens in our eyes is capable of being able to focus on multiple amounts of data at any given moment.. Our visual cortex continue to develop over time an adapts to various stimulations that we encounter in our lifetime.
The process of us being able to see begins with the presence of light, this light then forms the image that is projected to the retina, and a message or an impulse would then be transmitted to the brain, which processes the information and perceive the “object” as a visual perception telling us that the “object” is real and what it is, which is processed by the brain..
Fast forward to our adult life, we use our senses a lot, as a matter of fact we use it way too much that it has become quite unproductive. Lets face it, with everything going on with our lives, we are always prone to doing everything at the same time or “multi-tasking”. Throughout my adult life, it always seemed as though I was always behind on everything that I do. I always felt that there is not enough “time” in a day to do everything.
Society has always thought and expected us to do a hundred things on the computer at once, with the radio and television on in the background while we are talking with a co-worker while texting a friend all at the same time. Obviously we know that we are doing multiple things at once in our subconscious, yet we are not fully aware of IT consciously. We know that we are doing multiple things at once, yet we do not acknowledge it, and that is a big problem.
I find it interesting that we sometimes feel quite unproductive if we are not multitasking. It seems like our mind automatically thinks that it is necessary to do everything at the same time. We know it’s bad, but the conscious perception still makes us think that what we are doing is actually productive even though it is doing quite the opposite. This is because our society sees a person that has multiple tasks and projects going on as someone that is important to society. Obviously, this cannot always be true since the true essence of productivity is within the results.
We have all unconsciously made multitasking a daily part of our everyday life, especially here in the US. Multi-tasking is no longer about being productive it has become a way of living. It’s not necessarily the most effective way of working either. Other people have been multitasking all their lives, to a point in which they have a hard time having to focus on one tasks and starts to get anxious and fidgety.
Contrary to what we actually think, Multi-tasking is less efficient, due to the need to switch gears for each new task, and the switch back again. The ability of the brain to be able to switch from one task to the other takes time and effort. And during this process, the brain has already lost it’s “focus ability” on the task at hand. The brain would then need to calibrate to the change in task or goal and get back into the focus mode. And this takes time and causes more errors which in turn results in actually lower productivity
Multitasking usually results in errors and mistakes. The reason why multitasking does not always work is because our brains can really only handle one thing at a time, and so we get so used to switching between one thing and another with our brains that we program them to have a short attention span. This is why it’s so hard to learn to focus on one thing at a time again.
Therefore, we need to prioritize and Isolate are tasks and do it one at a time. We need to be fully focus and emerged ourselves into one particular tasks and finish and do it. We need to motivate ourselves to be able to finish an entire task at hand. We need to find an incentive after accomplishing a certain goal is quite very important. Knowing that their is a rewards at the end of the tunnel is a big motivation for anyone.
One of the best thing, I found out that worked really great for me was to become obsessed and be very passionate about what I am doing. I had to reframe myself and my mind to love and be obsessed about what I am doing. Obsession can sometimes be the key your focus. It’s easier to achieve a certain goal by focusing on that particular goal with a very strong intent and a purpose.
An easy way to have a really strong focus is by being obsessed on the job at hand. The state of your obsession should be very strong. It needs focus and obsession. Same thing when you were very obsessed with the girl that you had a crush on in 7th grade. This obsession causes you to think about your project day and night and even when you are doing something that is totally different from what you are doing.
A really good way for me to master and focus on my work is through habits. Make your task a habit from the beginning. Habits is important. It is important to build rituals into your everyday life, in order to assure that I get to the things that are most important to me — and that I don’t get derailed by the endlessly alluring trivia of everyday life. Its normal not to be able to focus on a task for long periods of time.