Activate the Anterior Amygdala for Limitless Mental Ability
The amygdala manages connections and responses between several regions of the brain. It's directly involved with emotional well-being, the flight-or-flight response and fear conditioning. A recent study also suggests that the amygdala plays a role in the complexity of social life. Most importantly, research has suggested that the anterior portion of the amygdala is connected to the frontal lobes. If one activates the anterior portion of the amygdala, the frontal lobes will open to limitless mental ability.
In the video, Neil Slade explains how he learned to "click" his amgydala forward, and the benefits of doing so.
Amgydala Activation with Neil Slade
The amygdala is the most sensitive structure in the brain. It's also one of the most active structures in the brain. It uses more blood than any other part of the brain, and there is reason to believe that the amygdala, in its present form, is one of the more recent deep brain structures. The human amygdala has 20 nuclei, and the amygdala of a chimpanzee has 12. For comparison, a cat amygdala has only five. The amygdala became more complicated when we emerged as Homo Sapiens, making it one of the more "uniquely human" structures in the brain.
Activating the amygdala in a positive way stimulates higher order mental processes. This can improve creativity and intelligence while also elevating positive emotions.
The opposite of amygdala activation is negative reaction. When we react to a challenging situation in a suboptimal way, it's processed as a negative emotion. This feeling is regulated by the amygdala. The emotional feedback allows us to easily determine if we are thinking creatively or just relying on survival instincts.
By noticing the difference in thought processes we can consciously control the direction which the amygdala sends its impulses.
We can choose to stimulate the amygdala forward, turning on the reward centers for positive emotions. When the amygdala is stimulated forward it's sending signals to our frontal lobes. This is where the brain handles cognitive functions such as long-term decision making and appropriate social actions. I'm sure you'll recognize the importance of these functions in life success. When the amygdala signals backwards it's inducing a fear response. In this state we operate from the base levels of instinct, residing in the reptile brain. Needless to say, thinking motivated by this part of the brain is probably not well suited for modern society.
These responses, both positive and negative, are hard wired into us by mother nature. However, because of how clever we humans are, we can consciously control our responses, taking charge of our reactions to the environment.
Stimulating the amygdala with regular practice helps us enter a psychological state of flow. In this state we tend to forget about the problems and drama of life. Being in flow can result in single-minded focus and joy from engaging in productive activity. Trivial problems don't slow you down when you are actively engaged and living creatively.
Practicing meditation, living creatively and being positive are some things we can do to improve our amygdala's responses. Certain practices may take more time and effort, but the outcome will be rewarding.
There are many simple exercises we can do to activate this positive response. Any time we engage our imaginative thought processes we're using the frontal lobes. The images in this article shows precisely where the amygdala is located in the brain. They are about 1 inch inside at the temples.
The Amgydala Technique
The crux of the program at Lingo's brain lab hinged on voluntary self-control of the anterior amygdala. Self-amygdala stimulation can be performed by using the brain's capacity for guided imagery. The following meditation is designed to stimulate the anterior portion of the amgydala. It is composed of 3 parts and lasts for about 17 minutes. Close the eyes, sit in an upright posture and listen to the recording with a good quality stereo headset.
Theta binaural to put the brain into optimal creative mode (this starts after about 30 seconds of silence)
Theta binaural continues as the background of the repetitive chanting of the mantra AUM - during this phase one should imagine the front part of each amgydala is being activated by the vibrations of the mantra, and see them glowing white, illuminating the frontal cortex
Theta binaural continues then fades to silence. During this phase imagine the frontal lobes are glowing from the illumination of the amgydala, that continue to be activated and are glowing white.
This imaging alone increases frontal lobes activity and begins increases in creativity and intelligence. The more frequently you conduct this meditation, the more pronounced the results. These changes are measurable by modern brain scanning medical instruments such as PET and MRI machines. The brain is a thought machine and one controls the brain and it's electro-chemical circuitry with simple thought. This simple meditation brings immediate results, with sometimes very pronounced effects. Overtime the results become permanent.
When a person repeatedly stimulates the anterior amygdala and voluntarily increase frontal lobes processes at will, it can eventually result in a very intense peak phenomenon known as "frontal lobes transcendence" or "popping your frontal lobes". This occurred regularly at the brain lab. Says Neil Slade "generally, this phenomenon can't be predicted exactly - more like when a soap bubble is ready to pop".
The ultimate success of the Amgydala Technique is based on the clarity of the individual's emotional and mental bodies. Ungrounded emotional and mental energies create entropy in the brain and amgydala, making it difficult for the person to succeed with the Amgydala Technique. Âtmavedî III provides the techniques for removing all ungrounded energies, so this course is an important prerequisite.
Beyond that, the amgydala must be normal to start with. If you are suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Fibromyalgia or some chronic condition with the symptoms of these diagnosed illnesses, then you should look to your amgydala as the root cause. It is likely that you will benefit from a technique known as "Amgydala Retraining" from Dr. Ashok Gupta. Once you have gained relief from your chronic illness, your amgydala will be functioning normally, then you can benefit from the Amgydala Technique.