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      Quote Originally Posted by Scatterbrain View Post
      I feel I should say I'm sorry my words made your butt hurt so. But I'll pass!

      By the way, Mr. Slade also flaunts a fake phd. And I don't have time for this-
      Your words didn't hurt me at all, I find them amusing. Your post had no basis in fact whatsoever so I replied pointing out your preconceived ideas had no real substance. Fake in what way? I would be interested about that, pity you are too busy to reply.

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      The ability of persons to control their amygdala and experience limitless frontal lobes pleasure responses was proven by a 30 year controlled study by brain and behavior researcher T.D.A. Lingo at the Dormant Brain Research and Development Laboratory in Blackhawk, Colorado. Between 1957 and 1987 over three hundred and nine students and test subjects along with hundreds of additional part time participants were involved in long and short term brain education, behavioral, and thought modification programs. The resultant increases in intelligence, creativity, and positive emotions were demonstrated and measured by a variety of objective and subjective means, standardized tests and analysis methods. Lingo reports that this included 10 to 40 point increases on the Stanford-Binet I.Q. test, and 500% to 1400% increases on the Getzels-Jackson Creativity Index.

      Im going to have to dig a little deeper, maybe this isn't pseudo-science afterall...
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      The term pseudo science is tossed around a lot on this forum. So much so, it's kind of lost its meaning. To be honest, I haven't looked at the website yet but I experimented with the idea as described in the OP. I wouldn't buy Neil Slade's book but I'm never afraid to play with my imagination. I have to admit, I did notice positive effects from doing this throughout my work day. Not only does it give me a tremendously joyous feeling but I was actually a lot more charismatic today then I usually am, and I had people laughing their asses off. I was just enjoying myself, rather than just trying to get through the day. I don't believe I proved anything, especially to some of the cynical minds that roam this forum, but I'm not really concerned about that. After you show the horse the water, you really just got to let it go. I don't blame people for being skeptical. Skepticism is what allows me to pursue so many different concepts and states of mind without going insane, and as a society we need some people to be more skeptical and less eager to buy into things that can't be proven because they provide a more stable foundation which enables other people to explore the stratosphere of possibility without the society drifting into instability.
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      I think the biggest problem with this is that you (mcwillis) and the site you're advocating for are trying to assert that you are activating the amygdala and creating frontal lobe pleasure. It would be far safer and much more plausible to say that the technique allows you to more consciously control your emotions positively, or that the technique has a sort of placebo effect. Unless there are brain scans of this "amygdala tickling" and showing increased electrical activity in the amygdala and frontal lobes, there is no reason to believe that you are some how activating them. The amygdala is responsible for emotions and hormonal responses to stimuli. More often than not, the amygdala is responsible for negative responses. This is why I have a hard time believing what you're saying. I cannot say for sure whether you or Omnis are lying, but I have no problem giving you the benefit of the doubt. I'm sure what you're imagining is making you feel good and everything that you say, I'm just having a very hard time believing in what you claim is responsible for this feeling (amygdala activation leading to frontal lobe "pleasure").
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      Placebo implies the action is not related to a real function, that the entire thing is caused by imagination. While imagination activates the effect, the function does not require you to believe it will work.
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      OD falls for another one, folks. Right up there with 8-sided pyramids.
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      Hey if it's making them feel good then who cares, no point trying to argue with deluded people.
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      Quote Originally Posted by cmind View Post
      OD falls for another one, folks. Right up there with 8-sided pyramids.
      Arguing against something that's been well documented is only making yourself look stupid.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Omnis Dei View Post
      The term pseudo science is tossed around a lot on this forum. So much so, it's kind of lost its meaning.
      Probably because there IS so much pseudo science, conspiracy theories and other fringe stuff around here. I mean, it is a lucid dreaming forum, which tends to attract more alternative thinking people.
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      The way it's used shows a lack of understanding of the definition of the word science.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Xei View Post
      I know legit science when I see it, and that website is some fuckin legit shit right there, I'm telling you.
      Reading this comment before clicking the website link made this so much more hilarious. Thank you. I wish I could give you more than a "like".
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      Quote Originally Posted by Pensive Patrick View Post
      Hey if it's making them feel good then who cares, no point trying to argue with deluded people.
      Why is it that the only people willing to experiment with an idea are deluded? Wouldn't the people unwilling to try something new be the deluded ones?

      I've showed this experiment to several people without telling them it's supposed to make them feel good, and it's worked anyways.
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      Quote Originally Posted by snoop View Post
      I think the biggest problem with this is that you (mcwillis) and the site you're advocating for are trying to assert that you are activating the amygdala and creating frontal lobe pleasure.
      The thread title states in part, 'Try This !!!' I wrote that to imply that if you apply the very simple exercise contained within it will produce a response to indicate strong feelings; adequately illustrated by Ominus Dei:

      Quote Originally Posted by Omnis Dei View Post
      Wow... Just... Wow

      Suffice to say it worked.

      Lol, it reeeeaaaaally worked.

      Now I can't stop laughing
      The biggest problem I have regarding this thread is not what you propose but instead having the naievety that people are generally open-minded and from the responses so far my problem has been confirmed. I started the thread with the intention of keeping it as simple as and child like as possible thinking people would try it and experience effects that would shock them to the point that they might be tempted to research it further. Hence why I put it in the 'Lounge'. I could have written a long thread with a lot of scientific background and then I would have placed it in the 'Extended Discussion' forum.

      Quote Originally Posted by snoop View Post
      It would be far safer and much more plausible to say that the technique allows you to more consciously control your emotions positively, or that the technique has a sort of placebo effect.
      The technique has nothing to do with consciously controlling emotions or the placebo effect. I challenge anyone to gain results from the technique and then attempt to replicate those results by an act of positive thought. Omnis Dei's little experiment completely rules out the placebo effect:

      Quote Originally Posted by Omnis Dei View Post
      I've showed this experiment to several people without telling them it's supposed to make them feel good, and it's worked anyways.
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      Quote Originally Posted by snoop View Post
      Unless there are brain scans of this "amygdala tickling" and showing increased electrical activity in the amygdala and frontal lobes, there is no reason to believe that you are some how activating them. The amygdala is responsible for emotions and hormonal responses to stimuli. More often than not, the amygdala is responsible for negative responses. This is why I have a hard time believing what you're saying. I cannot say for sure whether you or Omnis are lying, but I have no problem giving you the benefit of the doubt. I'm sure what you're imagining is making you feel good and everything that you say, I'm just having a very hard time believing in what you claim is responsible for this feeling (amygdala activation leading to frontal lobe "pleasure").
      I agree and am putting together some extracts from the book to address your concerns.

      Quote Originally Posted by tehmuffinman View Post
      Reading this comment before clicking the website link made this so much more hilarious. Thank you. I wish I could give you more than a "like".
      If you were to feel the level of consciousness Mr. Slade has achieved you would understand the 'theme' of the website with a far greater understanding. I will be expanding on this with extracts from the book later when I have the time. The first time I visited the website I thought that it is owned by someone who is deeply interested in the power of the brain with a deep interest in music and art. I quickly discovered that there are many, many pages on the website and out of sheer curiosity I bought the 'Frontal Lobes Supercharge' book. I do think the website is appalingly disorganised. However, I'm glad that I did browse around and studied the claims about increasing one's use of one's brain. In fact it's the 2nd best book I've read in the last 10 years and I've read several hundred books on psychology and parapscychology.

      Quote Originally Posted by cmind View Post
      OD falls for another one, folks. Right up there with 8-sided pyramids.
      I find it quite interesting that there is a lot of contempt prior to investigation and that people aren't trying a simple technique that takes seconds to perform.

      Quote Originally Posted by Pensive Patrick View Post
      Hey if it's making them feel good then who cares, no point trying to argue with deluded people.
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      Come on I was actually defending you guys. You're deluded in that you think your brain has an innate template of itself, and just by thinking you can activate a certain area. I'm pretty sure any neuroscientist would scoff at the idea. But if it makes you feel good to imagine that you can, well you're not hurting anyone. So I was actually just telling people to leave you all alone.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Pensive Patrick View Post
      You're deluded in that you think your brain has an innate template of itself, and just by thinking you can activate a certain area.
      But...you can. Clearly you aren't qualified to say what a neuroscientist would or would not scoff at.
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      The body cannot tell the difference between imagined sensations and real ones. By imagining a sensation in a specific area, you are replicating your brain's natural response to that sensation. Imagining a naked girl is a "placebo" but you'll still get an erection. Imagining the tickle sensation is just a trick to help activate the amygdala's communication with the frontal lobes.

      It's funny. On one hand, I'm not personally invested in proving to anyone that this is possible. More of a head start for me on what will inevitably spread across society anyways. And considering the possibilities of stimulating your frontal lobes like this, a head start might be nice. On the other hand, I feel like I should at least try to help as many people as I can. It is interesting how contemptuous people are, and it makes me pause. It's actually a relief to know the same people that reject my ideas are incapable of taking 5 seconds to perform a simple experiment or peruse a website because it's not presented in a scholarly enough fashion.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Omnis Dei View Post
      The body cannot tell the difference between imagined sensations and real ones. By imagining a sensation in a specific area, you are replicating your brain's natural response to that sensation.
      See, that right there is wrong. You can only simulate feeling in areas that are represented in the sensory homunculus.

      Cortical homunculus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      The homunculus only represents areas with actual somatosensory neurons. Since the brain obviously doesn't have those (I can't recall my occipital lobes ever being itchy), it's not in the homunculus. Hence, you can't use any technique that involves imaginary stimulation.

      However, the placebo effect works anywhere...

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      Quote Originally Posted by cmind View Post
      Hence, you can't use any technique that involves imaginary stimulation.

      However, the placebo effect works anywhere...
      It's technically a placebo when you imagine a spider crawling up your leg and get goosebumps, or when you think of whatever arouses you and get an erection. The sensation is not real, but the body reacts as though it were. This is different than implying it's a placebo based on confirmation bias as though we simply feel good because we expect to. You either have goosebumps or your don't, you either have an erection or you don't. There's an observable physical reaction taking place.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Pensive Patrick View Post
      Come on I was actually defending you guys. You're deluded in that you think your brain has an innate template of itself, and just by thinking you can activate a certain area. I'm pretty sure any neuroscientist would scoff at the idea. But if it makes you feel good to imagine that you can, well you're not hurting anyone. So I was actually just telling people to leave you all alone.
      It didn't come across that way Patrick. You seemed to be saying that some of us on this thread were deluded and that the thread was nonsensical. Thanks anyway.

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      Whats with the trolls on this forum? This is the inner sanctum of DVs, where we get to discuss meditation, ways to meditate and beneficial effects of meditation. Because of the nature of meditation, these discussions include the brain and the imagination which has been used as a tool to meditate for thousands of years.

      To suggest that the imagination is nothing but a placebo effect is like saying the imagination doesn't exist. But we humans have an imagination, it therefore exists, and has some sort of existance in our brain. In otherwords, the effects of the imagination is physical. Its been my understanding that science tells us there is a good reason why sleep paralysis happens before we dream, else our body would act out our imaginary world.

      Its one thing to be skeptical about using visualization meditation over the amygdala, its another to come here and try to trash this thread and completely disrespect the discussions of this forum.

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      Quote Originally Posted by nina View Post
      But...you can. Clearly you aren't qualified to say what a neuroscientist would or would not scoff at.
      Nina, I'm just about to start my PhD in Neuroscience. And I'm really not a clever person, but there's a fundamental difference here between imagining activating your amygdala and getting pleasant sensations as a result (which is probably not activating your amygdala to be honest), and actually somehow thinking 'amygdala' and then that brain area lights up with miraculous activity.

      However I admit I may be wrong, I'm sure a second opinion from Xei would be valuable as he is a more intelligent neuroscientist than I am.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Omnis Dei View Post

      It's actually a relief to know the same people that reject my ideas are incapable of taking 5 seconds to perform a simple experiment or peruse a website because it's not presented in a scholarly enough fashion.
      Actually I've tried tickling my amygdala. I found I experienced a funny tingling, weightless sensation similar to that I experience when WILDing. All I can conclude from this, though, is that by thinking about it I can make myself all tingly if I want to. There is absolutely no way to correlate this with the activation of the amygdala.

      But guys, I really am not trying to derail this thread or anything, I honestly think it's great that you guys are enjoying the feelings you get from this technique.

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      I find that to be a little patronizing though. It's like saying "Aww you guys are playing neuroscientist! How cute!" But like I said earlier, I also don't care. However, I cannot even answer your claim with the slight possibility that you're could be right, because I know this effect is causing a physiological change other than just imagining you'll feel good and then feeling good. But that's just me, I've been doing this trick for a couple days now and I've tried plenty of placebos before. I've never gotten anywhere with positive thinking. This is quite obviously different.

      And it also appears that you don't know much about the amygdala by assuming it's only associated with negative thoughts because it's responsible for conditioning the mind to pain and triggering anxiety. The amygdala communicates with multiple parts of the brain, this is a trick to use the amygdala to activate the frontal lobes to greater capacity where its relation to anxiety and fight/flight is a result of its communication with the reptilian complex.

      EDIT: The more I read about the frontal lobe popping, the more similarities I find between it and a DMT trip. Especially the part where it was described like a pleasure train driving through your brain.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Pensive Patrick View Post
      Actually I've tried tickling my amygdala. I found I experienced a funny tingling, weightless sensation similar to that I experience when WILDing. All I can conclude from this, though, is that by thinking about it I can make myself all tingly if I want to. There is absolutely no way to correlate this with the activation of the amygdala.

      But guys, I really am not trying to derail this thread or anything, I honestly think it's great that you guys are enjoying the feelings you get from this technique.
      I experience the tingling too. Like you I can consciously make my body tingle just by thinking about it. The tingling wasn't mentioned in the book or website material that I read so the tingling was a by product that I wasnt expecting and therefore a genuine reaction to the tickling of my amygdala.

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      Twenty years ago Dr. James Austin, a neurologist, had a mystical experience. As a result, he did not join a religious order, nor, for that matter, did he begin one. What he did begin was a new field of scientific exploration called neurotheology.

      In a nutshell, neurotheology is the study of what goes on in the human brain when one is having a peak spiritual experience. While scientists, yogis and philosophers have speculated on the biological aspects of spirituality for centuries, it is only since the advent of sophisticated brain imaging techniques that we have been able to actually see “pictures” of the brain and thus explore the physical aspects of transcendence.

      In 2001, a slender volume called Why God Won’t Go Away inspired a cover article in Newsweek magazine and introduced neurotheology to the wider public. When one of the book’s authors, radiologist Dr. Andrew Newberg, hooked up a long-time Buddhist meditator to a SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) scanner, he discovered that a portion of his frontal lobes lit up like a Christmas tree when he was in deep meditation. This led Newberg to surmise that this area of the brain may be partially responsible for feelings of spiritual transcendence. When he tested his theory on a group of Franciscan nuns at prayer, the nuns’ scans showed similar results to those of the Buddhist meditator, adding weight to his argument.

      The theory that the frontal lobes might have something to do with spirituality has been entertained at least since the nineteen-fifties, when a researcher by the name of TDA Lingo established a brain and behavior research laboratory high in the in the Colorado Rockies. Lingo came home after fighting in WWII plagued by one question: “Why must I kill my brother in war?” He attended several universities and dropped out shortly before completing his doctorate at the University of Chicago in order to pursue his studies independently. To fund his endeavour, he bought a guitar and started doing the rounds of his local clubs, eventually landing a job as host of a nationally broadcast NBC television variety show. On the last night his show was aired, he looked into the camera and asked if anyone had a mountain for sale. Someone did, and the “Dormant Brain Research and Development Center” was born on 250 acres of pristine wilderness west of Denver, Colorado, on what he would soon rename Laughing Coyote Mountain.

      That was in 1957. Lingo remained on the mountain and conducted regular summer “Brain in Nature” courses for thirty-five years. There was no electricity on Laughing Coyote Mountain. Participants slept under the stars. Lingo typed their lessons on a manual typewriter and hand-cranked copies on an aging mimeograph machine. Keeping things simple was a vital part of his modus operandi.

      Unconventionality was a hallmark of Lingo’s entire career, a trait that probably has something to do with why his research has been largely ignored by the scientific community to this day. What can’t be ignored is the increasing evidence that TDA Lingo may have been well ahead of his time.

      Lingo focussed much of his attention on the amygdala, an almond-shaped structure (the word comes from the Greek word for almond) deep within the brain whose principle function has long been associated with triggering the “fight or flight” response to danger. For whatever reasons, scientists in Lingo’s era largely overlooked another proven function of the amygdala – to trigger ecstasy. In laboratory tests with rats in the 1950’s, researchers discovered a phenomenon they called “kindling.” Given the choice between food and excitation of regions of the amygdala and nearby structures of the brain, the rats chose excitation over food to the point of starvation. While that in itself did not prove that they were experiencing “rodent nirvana,” as Lingo colourfully put it, it did suggest that whatever they were feeling, it was good.

      Lingo’s contention was that the amygdala could be consciously controlled and used to “click on” the pleasure response in the frontal lobes. Eventually, the practitioner would, as Lingo put it, “pop their frontal lobes” and experience nirvana, samadhi, or what he simply called self-transcendence. Moreover, argued Lingo, the practice was as easy as flicking on a light switch and could be done by anyone, anywhere.

      That’s a big claim to make for a couple of very small organs, but recent independent research has begun to corroborate his findings. The “father” of neurotheology, James Austin, saw a critical role for the amygdala in his own experience of transcendence. Neuropsychologist Dr. Rhawn Joseph goes further and says, "These tissues, which become highly activated when we dream, when we pray or when we take drugs such as LSD, enable us to experience those realms of reality normally filtered from consciousness, including the reality of God, the spirit, the soul, and life after death."

      When psychologist Sara Lazar “photographed” kundalini yoga practitioner Hari Mandir Kaur Khalsa’s brain with an fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine, she discovered that when Khalsa entered a deep state of meditation (as evidenced by the slowing of her breathing to four breaths per minute), her amygdala became active. This pairing of deep tranquillity with an excited amygdala seemed like a contradiction to the researcher who equated amygdaloid activity with emotional distress, but it was exactly as TDA Lingo would have predicted to be the result of “clicking forward,” as he put it.

      [Please go to Scientific American Frontiers . Worried Sick. Watch Online | PBS and click on "Play Video" under the 4th show listed "Just Relax". The amygdala clicking segment is about 1/2 the way through the clip. The clip also features film of monks sitting in a 40 degree unheated hut, covered in freezing dripping wet sheets, which they they dry out with their own body heat, which they consciously raise with brain focus meditation.- N.S.]

      On the down side of the amygdaloid experience, Joseph LeDoux argues in The Emotional Brain that the amygdala has “hijacked” our human brain and led to many, if not most, of the mass neuroses and psychoses of modern life. That observation too corresponds with Lingo’s hypothesis: What LeDoux describes is what Lingo called being “clicked backwards.”

      While what goes on in the amygdala is actually far more complex than Lingo describes it, his hypothesis, that the organ is instrumental in producing both negative and positive emotions and, more importantly, can be consciously manipulated, is scientifically sound.

      Centuries before Western science “proved” that meditation could alter brain wave patterns, practitioners verified it through direct personal experience. Many experienced meditators who have stumbled across Lingo’s work have found “amygdala clicking” to be a powerful adjunct to their regular practice and at least one professional yoga instructor has made it a regular part of his teaching, with reportedly very positive results. The bottom line is, it’s free and it’s easy, so why not give it a try?

      First, a little brain biology is required. The “triune brain” is a model used to understand basic brain structure and function. In this model, the brain is viewed as consisting of three separate but interconnected parts. The oldest part is the brain stem or reptilian brain, so-called because it processes our most basic survival instincts. A common neurologists’ joke defines these as the “four F’s of reptile brain behaviour – “feeding, fighting, fleeing and reproduction.” The reptile brain is entirely “me” centered.

      Next on the evolutionary scale is the limbic system or mammal brain. More advanced on the evolutionary scale than the brain stem, the limbic system is capable of emotions and enables us to function within social hierarchies. Unlike the reptile brain, the mammal brain is capable of considering the needs of others.

      The largest portion of the brain, the primate brain, encases both the reptile and mammalian brains and enables us to perform sophisticated mental tasks like speech and maths. The whole front portion of the primate brain is the frontal lobes. Place your hand across your forehead and you’re grasping your frontal lobes.

      For many years, the frontal lobes were thought to be largely dormant – for their mass they seemed to perform few important functions. Gradually, brain scientists came to discover that the frontal lobes are far more important than previously thought. Their contributions to our mental makeup include creativity, imagination, foresight, and the ability to empathize with others. The Tibetan Buddhist meditator in Newberg’s study demonstrated unusually high activity in the left frontal lobe while practicing a technique that involved concentration on loving compassion. In contrast, psychopaths, who by definition lack the capacity to feel empathy or compassion, have been shown to display very low levels of frontal lobe activity in brain scans. The frontal lobes, basically, seem to be the part of the brain that enables us to think outside the box of our selfish bodily needs and desires.

      Lingo subscribed to the “dormant brain” theory, reasoning that not only our more noble emotions had their “home” in the frontal lobes, but that, once activated, they would prove to be where so-called paranormal powers such as intuition and telepathy could be accessed as well. Interestingly, recent studies have suggested that intuition is a testable and demonstrable phenomenon and is traceable to, yes, the frontal lobes.

      Gautama Buddha argued that happiness is our natural state, but we have lost our way. The Noble Eightfold Path was designed to remove the obstacles to happiness. TDA Lingo argued that the amygdala has been socially conditioned to remain on high alert, thus blinding us to our natural potential for unlimited creative joy. Amygdala clicking was his recipe for giving us back our birthright – frontal lobes bliss.

      This is how it’s done:

      To locate your amygdalae (that’s the plural – there are two of them, one in each hemisphere), place your thumbs against your ears and middle fingers on the outside corners of your eyes. About 25mm inside your head from where your forefingers naturally come to rest on your temples is where your amygdalae reside.

      There is an easy way to observe the amygdalae at work. There is a direct connection between the amygdala and the olfactory nerves, or sense of smell. Find something foul smelling – vinegar or rotten eggs do the trick for most people. Take a whiff. When you instinctively draw back from the source of the smell, your amygdalae are largely responsible for your feeling of repugnance. Now try the same thing with, say, a fragrant rose. What happens? A feeling of pleasure washes over you. Spring is in the air! The amygdalae have done their job once again, orchestrating the neurochemical pleasure response.

      Picture your amygdalae sitting there inside your brain, hyperactively warning you to “fight or flee.” Neurons like bolts of lightning are firing madly backwards, down to your brain stem, screaming, “Go! Go! Go!” For Lingo, the trick was to get that energy flowing forward, to the “rose garden” of the frontal lobes. He and his Brain Lab students and colleagues experimented with a variety of methods to reach that goal. In the end, one of the most powerful tools he discovered was simple visualization.

      Visualize a feather softly tickling the anterior (forward) part of the amygdala, first on one side, then the other. If you prefer, use a pair of feathers and do both sides at the same time. That’s all there is to it. Just remember, gentleness (you’re using a feather, not a cattle prod!) and directing energy forward, into the frontal lobes, are the keys to success.

      Don’t let the almost ridiculous simplicity of the technique put you off. It really is amazingly powerful! Neil Slade, Lingo’s long-time associate, has been teaching it in classrooms, on radio, and via the internet for years. In his book, The Frontal Lobes Supercharge, he writes, “It’s the fastest way that you can start clicking forward that we’ve found. It works from the very first minute you try, and is failsafe.” He goes on to advise: “Keep tickling until you get the desired results and long lasting positive emotional feedback. The effects are progressive and cumulative.”

      The results may be subtle at first. If you’re stuck in traffic (a great place to try it), you might find yourself relaxing and actually listening to a song on the radio instead of just hearing it in the background. A wave of contentment might pass over you as you realize with a flash that as long as you’re stuck in this traffic jam, you have absolutely no responsibilities. Suddenly you’re on a mini-holiday in the middle of the Sydney Harbour Bridge! Isn’t the harbour beautiful this morning!

      Or the results may be more pronounced. People have reported spontaneous kundalini awakenings and other deeply transformational experiences as a result of “clicking.”

      Whatever the effect, whether subtle or deeply profound, it is guaranteed to be positive. According to Lingo and an increasing number of contemporary researchers, the pleasure response is an in-built evolutionary reward for accessing our most advanced neurological potential.

      TDA Lingo referred to the reptile brain as EGGS – Ego, Greed, Grasp and Suck, while the frontal lobes housed our most advanced and selfless potential. He felt that humanity is at an evolutionary crossroads. We have the choice between remaining stuck in self-destructive egotistical behaviour or evolving into a more loving, cooperative, highly evolved species he dubbed “Homo Novus” or New Humanity. It is hard to argue with his ideals – and, increasingly, it’s hard to argue with his science as well.

      But Lingo remains an enigma. But maybe we don’t need to be polite. “Crazy wisdom” has a long and venerable tradition in most religions. Back in the fifteenth century, another iconoclastic character, an alchemist who called himself Paracelsus, managed to offend virtually all the medical establishment of his time, but is remembered today as one of the fathers of modern medicine. His real name was Philippus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim. Because of his outlandish behaviour, Paracelsus gave the English language a new word – bombastic. Like Paracelsus, TDA Lingo used an assumed name (his birth name was Paul Lezchuk) and also like Paracelsus, his behaviour could sometimes be described as “bombastic.” Perhaps, in time, he will also share the recognition for his achievements Paracelsus belatedly received. In the meantime, for the open-minded, an appreciation for what he had to offer may be only a “click” away.
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