Press the “genius button” on your body

There are 14 billion neurons in the human cerebral cortex, and only about 700 million of them work effectively, accounting for only 5% of the total. If you can activate 10% of neurons, people will become very smart; if you can use 20% of neurons, you can call it “genius.” Can you develop the potential that the brain has not yet exploited, and make ordinary people become “geniuses”?

Where is the “genius button” hidden?

In order to understand this problem, as early as the end of the 1920s, Soviet scientists began to study the brains of the late “genius” characters. They believe that as long as the secrets of these “geniuses” are uncovered, they can “create” talents that can be outstanding.

Scientists first used Lenin’s brain as a model, but only this one brain was obviously not enough. Therefore, neurophysiologists decided to collect some great human brains for research. In 1929, the Moscow Brain Institute established a “Great Man Brain Showroom.” To this day, the special flasks here also contain Stalin, Kirov, Mayakovsky, Andrei Bere, Bagritsky, Gorky, Stanislavsky, Pavlov, Michurin. Dozens of brain specimens, such as Mendeleev, Lev Landau, and Ah Sakharov.

“Unfortunately, studying the brains of great men does not reveal the secrets of ‘genius,'” said Professor Irina Dogorepova of the Brain Institute. “Even Lenin’s standard brain can’t explain any problems. Studying the brains of other ‘genius characters’ puzzles scientists, because physically, the late ‘great man’s brains are exactly the same as ordinary people’s brains.”

Now, there are many research institutions in the world who are studying the difference between the brains of great men and have not yet reached a unified conclusion. At present, I only know how a person’s talent does not depend on the size of the brain, nor on the biochemical composition of the brain.

In this regard, Yuri Lophin, a scientific scientist who participated in Lenin’s brain research, explained that the living brain is subordinate to the nerve central system, and the nerve central system responds differently to the surrounding world, which in turn directs the brain in different ways. Different areas. For example, one area is editing Requiem, and the other is considering how to better smash. Therefore, to figure out how the human brain works, it should be done while the subject is still alive.

Neurophysiologists at the St. Petersburg Brain Institute are the first to look for meaningful “genius buttons” in the brains of living people.

Academician Natalia Bektereva, a current scientific consultant at the Brain Institute, said: “Once, when I was stimulating a nucleus under the cerebral cortex, my staff Vladimir Smirnov witnessed it. One test subject is ‘smarter than the original one, and his memory is greatly enhanced. Before stimulating this point in the brain, he can only remember 5 to 9 arbitrarily selected words in a few seconds. After stimulation, he I can remember 15 or more words. At that time, all the people present were frightened, and worried that if the brain could ‘revenge the super-supply with the sudden release of surgical instruments, the test volunteers would become a fool. The consequences can be serious.”

“genius” is sick

Scientist Medvedev further confirmed Miller’s conclusion: “The area that suppresses the genius is there, it is an internal prevention mechanism that does not allow our behavior to deviate from the norm. Whenever we have an unusual idea At that time, we will enter the state of ‘unallowed restraint, which makes us feel that this idea has no meaning and thus loses interest. If this mechanism is out of order or damaged, the talent of genius will continue to emerge. “”

It is an adventure to turn ordinary people into “geniuses” by artificial means. The structure of a normal person has guaranteed that he can think, run, jump and love, which is enough. The “genius” characters are some people who have deviated from the routine. Some of them are particularly developed, and some are offset. For example, Einstein, he can make major breakthroughs in the field of absolute violation of logic, but it is difficult to interact with people.

Many “geniuses” are sick people. For example, the famous Russian writers Pushkin and Lermontov have schizophrenia; the last few years of the life of the German philosopher Nietzsche and the Russian painter Frubeli spent in the mental hospital. of. Some experts believe that the brains of most “genius” characters are “liberated” because of faults.

Nature only assigns very little talent to people, and it is only for compensation. For example, people with poor intelligence tests rarely know how to interact, but they are talented in mathematics, music, and plastic arts.