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5 Cool Ways To Hack Your Brain

Sunday, September 28, 2014 15:15
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Your brain is an incredibly powerful organ, but it’s still pretty easy to trick. Take a look at the image above- some of the circles will look like they’re spinning because of an optical illusion called a peripheral drift illusion. Here are a few “brain hacks” that you can try out for yourself to see just how easy it is to deceive your brain.

1. THE GANZFELD EFFECT

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How about a trippy experience without the aid of illegal substances? Research carried out back in the 1930s by a psychologist called Wolfgang Metzger found that sensory deprivation can induce hallucinations. It’s easy to do yourself at home, and all you need is an mp3 player, headphones, a ping-pong ball and a red light.

Download white noise onto your mp3 player and cut the ping pong ball in half. Turn the red light on, then put your headphones in and play the white noise. Then tape the ping pong balls to your eyes. Try to make sure light isn’t leaking through the sides. Sit back and relax, and wait for the images to come to you. This should induce some fairly bizarre hallucinations.

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