How to be a LOT Smarter than You Think You Are
By Cynthia Trang, Adam Hewett & Evelyn Barney

Most people are shocked when they are told that increasing their cognitive abilities is possible. It was once thought that mental capabilities were set in stone, unchanging since birth. But much of what we know about the mind has changed since then, particularly in the last 10 years. Research has found that there are many factors playing even larger roles in IQ. For example, someone with ADD, properly treated, can experience huge leaps in IQ score, sometimes up to 30 or more points! Similarly, removing psychological barriers, limiting beliefs and increasing confidence can have a huge impact on cognitive abilities.

So, how do we go about training the brain for optimal performance? One answer, and quite possible the most simple and efficient solution, is Brainwave and Neural Stimulation.

A typical human brain is functioning at low capacity. Although the idea that a normal brain only uses 10% of its capacity is a myth, most people's brains are not functioning properly. For example, studies show that the brains of many people, when confronted with a problem, will actually switch gears and start working less. Instead of switching to logic and "work mode", the brain switches to patterns of frustration and emotion. Most people have simply not learned to "turn on" these higher cognitive abilities when the time is right. Most people are unfamiliar with the states of intense concentration and laser-like focus that come so easily to the great thinkers of our time. To correct this problem, researchers endeavored to recreate the brainwave patterns of over achieving, successful individuals - the most intelligent 1% of the population. What they found is truly remarkable. By helping to optimize brainwave patterns, people can both temporarily increase cognitive abilities and train the brain to produce this activity on its own.

Psychology, emotional state, and Hypnotic Suggestion have also been shown to effect cognitive abilities. Hypnotic suggestion has also been successfully used to increase memory retention and focus. Further, most people have limiting beliefs, thinking perhaps that they are incapable of incredible feats of memory or complex mental calculations. For example, a common limiting belief is "I am not good at math." And, of course, as long as you believe this, nothing will keep your mind from making it true. It is just as important to provide a psychological basis for increased intelligence as it is to provide the necessary neural activity. Using Suggestion and a set of practical Psychological techniques, this goal becomes easier than ever to achieve.

Some Facts:

·Thomas Budzynski, Ph.D worked with 8 struggling college students. After undergoing audio-visual brainwave stimulation, the students outperformed a control group and significantly increased their GPA. GPA for the 8 students continued to rise even after treatment was discontinued!

·Harold Russel Ph.D. and John Carter, Ph.D., of the University of Houston, did several studies in which they used brainwave entrainment o treat ADHD and other learning disorders. After a short period of treatment, they observed 5 to 7 point increases in IQ.

·Michael Tansey used a similar protocol to increase 11 - 19hz brainwaves in people suffering from dyslexia and other learning disorders, reporting a 19 point average increase in IQ.

·Drs. Siegfried and Susan Othmer found, in a controlled study, that beta training in the 15-18 Hz range can produce significant shifts in IQ score, particularly with people who are suffering from ADD/ADHD and other disorders. In cases where the starting IQ value is less than 100, the average IQ increase was 33 points! They also found significant improvements in memory, reading and arithmetic. In a one year follow-up, trainees showed major improvements in self-esteem, concentration and self-expression.

·Psychologist Michael Joyce used brainwave entrainment with a group of 30 children and observed vast improvements in reading level and a half year advancement in grade level as well as substantial improvements in attention, reaction and a reduction in impulsivity and variability.

So, how does one approach brainwave entrainment? There are a number of products on the market and most of them work to varying degrees. Do a search for Brainwave Entrainment or Mind Machines and you will find several. Some of the features you want to consider include:

* Flexibility
* Effectiveness
* Ease of Use
* User Friendly Customization
* Customer Support
* Clear and Comprehensive Documentation
* Reasonable Cost

Next, you need to decide which product is the best quality
and best supports your purpose. Visit the site. Look for
user posts and feedback. An active community of users can
be a great resource! Can the product be used to reach a
variety of goals? The more flexible a product is, the more
use you will get from it. Contact customer service to ask
any questions you may have and consider how helpful their
replies are. Check the documentation. Are the protocols
used for this entrainment system well researched? Is the
information presented in a professional manner? Download
sample sounds or, better, trial software and experiment with
it. The experience should be a pleasant one. When you have
found the entrainment tool that meets your needs, make the
investment. It should be one that will pay dividends for a
long time to come.

We believe that the Neuro-Programmer 2 from Transparent Corporation meets all these criteria and more. In fact, we belive it is the best tool of it's kind at any price. Using a unique approach that combines the best methods from many different fields, our products represent the most flexible and comprehensive way to change your brain and enhance your cognitive abilities. To find out more about the Neuro-Programmer 2 see:

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About the Authors:

Cynthia Trang is a statistical research analyst and behavior
and social scientist. She can be reached at ctrang@transparentcorp.com

Adam Hewett is a Neurotherapy expert and computer engineer. He is a leading force behind the Neuro-Programmer 2. He can be reached at ahewett@transparentcorp.com

Evelyn Barney is a freelance copywriter and brainwave
entrainment aficionado. She can be reached at
evbarney@comcast.net