How to Hack Your Brain

The Boston Globe awhile back posted an article on how to fool your brain without having to take hallucinogens. Apparently, the human mind is addicted to sensory information and you can put halved ping pong balls on your eyes while listening to static and see some pretty interesting things. There are a few other techniques too. This is probably why people can see images in the clouds and in stains, it's the mind trying to make something of the chaos. I haven't tried any of them yet, but am looking forward to soon. If anyone tries any of these out let me know, because I'd love to hear about your experiences.
     Posted By: mdb777 - Sun May 10, 2009
     Category: Magic and Illusions and Sleight of Hand | Brain

the one with the fake arm sounds freaky. i don't know if i'd want to do that. along these lines, when i took drivers ed (in 1980) the teacher told a story about a kid who bragged he could hold his acohol. the teacher emptied a vodka bottle and filled it with water and brought it in and told the kid to drink till he felt drunk. the kid started drinking and got progressively more inebriated until the teacher told him about the water. the kid sobered immediately and was very embarassed. now i can't guarantee the story was true, but it was an interesting idea.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/10/09 at 03:56 PM
Oh, there's a good combination. Let's get drunk and then try some of these 😊
Posted by Nethie on 05/10/09 at 10:46 PM
why do i get the feeling that being in one of those tanks would freak me out totally.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/11/09 at 11:07 PM
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