Using Spaced Repetition To Infiltrate the Subconscious
Dr Greg Frost
The human mind operates in many of the same ways as a computer; it contains inside it hundreds of thousands of cells which transmit electrical signals to each other which relay information. This information is entered by an external source and there is no limit to the amount of information it can take in in a day (although anyone who has ever sat through four or five hours of back to back classes can testify that there is certainly a limit to its ability to retail this information).
Like a computer, the mind is able to operate on many levels. The brain has what is known as its “lower functions”; these are the necessary functions of the body that the brain controls in its lower regions, such as breathing and pulse. It also has its higher functions; these are the parts of the brain that are associated with speech, comprehension and fine motor skills and are controlled at the top of the brain.
The brain’s higher functions are divided into two segments as well, the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. The conscious mind is the part of the mind that pertains to the events currently happening in the brain’s present environment; however, since the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and hands are often taking in hundreds of sensations and stimuli at once it is necessary for the brain to filter out what it deems to be important and to filter out the rest. The information that is filtered out is sent to the subconscious mind; this is the part of the mind that stores repressed memories until such a time as they are needed.
It is believed that by impressing a lesson or image on the subconscious mind it is able to affect the workings of the conscious mind as well. This is done through a variety of methods; spaced repetition is only one of them, keeping company with subliminal programming and hypnosis. Spaced repetition is a method of teaching that allows for increasing periods of time elapsing in between reviews of the material. Optimum spacing will allow the information to be retained without placing such a great amount of pressure on the brain that it is not able to function properly.
The primary use of optimum spacing in society today is through language learning classes. Language is something that must become such an accepted part of the user’s daily functions that it is able to be accessed without conscious thought; hence, it must be stored in the subconscious. This allows for fluid speech and recognition without the awkward pauses for thought that are required for beginners. Language is not the only use for this incredible teaching tool. It is being used around the world by science departments and mathematicians to teach their students vast quantities of material in a minimal amount of time with maximum retention.
The Use of Affirmations in Subconscious Programming
Picture for a moment in your mind the inner workings of a computer. There are hundreds of wires connections large structures which serve to relay necessary information and allow the computer to function at optimum efficiency. Any problem in one of these wires will result in the computer not being able to function properly. The brain works in much the same way. Inside the brain are many primary structures, each of which perform a specific function. Neurons connect these components, relaying electrical messages which tell the body what it needs to do to respond to a particular situation. If a problem exists with any part of the neural interface the brain will not be able to properly function.
The brain has many other properties in common with a computer as well. It possesses the ability to retain an almost infinite amount of information as well as the ability to multi-task regularly; it is perhaps able to accomplish this with even greater efficiency than the computer due to the extreme specialization of the different segments of the brain. There is very little overlap; this fact has been what led scientists to the belief that humans only use ten percent of their brain because the average human only uses about ten percent of its brain at any given time. The brain also operates on many levels; it uses its conscious mind to filter information from its surroundings and act as a sieve for information which it deems to be insignificant at the time. This information will go to the subconscious, where it will be stored until such a time as it is needed again.
It is believed that the subconscious mind is the key to controlling the conscious. The popular theory is that if properly influenced the subconscious will guide the conscious into behaving in a particular manner when a particular situation arises. While still highly experimental it is believed that this may be a way to help correct many negative behaviors, such as overeating and drug use, for which current therapies have proved ineffective.
There are many methods by which scientists and merchants are attempting to influence the subconscious mind. One of these is through a process known as affirmation. Through constant repetition of a belief the subconscious is taught to believe that this is what is going to happen. This is the “truth”, and it is what the mind is going to believe as the truth. This is primarily used through various entrepreneurial success programs, as a lack on confidence is the primary stumbling block along the path to success for most businessmen and women. If they affirm their success their mind will be unable to doubt it, and they will behave in a manner fitting to that attitude. This confidence will help them to leave their colleagues and customers with a positive impression of themselves as a quick thinking, ambitious career person who is going to go far given the proper stimulus.
Again, subconscious programming is still a highly experimental field, and there is no way to guarantee that it is going to be a success; however, as a person’s attitude is the primary tool that shapes their actions affirmation certainly cannot hurt their chances to succeed.
Dr Greg Frost is the Director of ChargedAudio™
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