According to neuroscientist Dr. Candace Pert "...intelligence is
not only in the brain but in cells that are distributed throughout
body." This means that the traditional separation of mental
including emotions, from the body is no longer valid.
What this MEANS, we are just beginning to investigate, with
as EQ (emotional intelligence).
4. Really comprehend that your brain is unique.
I mean REALLY unique. Of the six billion people currently living
more than ninety billion people who have ever lived, there has
unless you are an identical twin, been anyone quite like you. Your
creative gifts, your fingerprints, your expressions, your DNA,
dreams, are unprecedented and unique.
5. Really comprehend that your brain is capable of making a
unlimited number of synaptic connections or potential patterns of
In 1968, Pyotr Anokhin of Moscow University, a student of Pavlov,
staggered the entire scientific community when he published his
demonstrating that the MINIMUM number of potential thought
AVERAGE brain can make is the number 1 followed by 10.5 million kilometers of typewritten zeros.
6. Really comprehend that your brain and your intelligence are a
than your IQ or SAT score.
These tests largely measure verbal and mathematical reasoning
narrow view of intelligence has been thoroughly debunked by modern
psychological research. In his 1983 classic, "Frames of Mind,"
psychologist Howard Gardner introduced the theory of multiple
intelligences, identifying seven. Later he and his colleagues
25 different sub intelligences.
7. Really comprehend that your intelligence is NOT fixed at birth.
In a recent statistical review of more than two hundred studies of
published in the journal "Nature," Bernard Devlin concluded that
account for no more than 48 percent of IQ. Fifty-two percent is a
of prenatal care, environment, and education.
8. Really comprehend that your IQ score can be raised
through appropriate training.
Although your genes give you more or less talent in certain areas,
researchers such as Buzan, Machado, Wenger, and many others have shown that IQ scores can be raised significantly through
9. Really comprehend that your brain will "improve" with age if
you use it
10. Once you really comprehend these amazing facts, you will no
pre limit your potential or the potential of your children!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
This piece was originally submitted by Susan Dunn, M.A.,
Psychology, Momentum Coaching, who can be visited on the web at http://www.susandunn.cc . Susan
Dunn wants you to know: I'm an EQ coach. I help people
succeed in their professional and personal lives by
understanding and developing their EQ, their other
intelligences and their strengths and I help parents to
recognize and develop these in their children.