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In addition to understanding the nature and scope of "intelligence," current research continues to reveal startling facts about our potential. The human brain is truly phenomenal! Contemplate the following:

Really comprehend that your brain is more flexible and multidimensional than any super computer.

Really comprehend that your brain can learn seven facts per second, every second, for the rest of your life and still have plenty of room left to learn more.

Really comprehend that your brain is not just in your head.

According to neuroscientist Dr. Candace Pert "...intelligence is located not only in the brain but in cells that are distributed throughout the body." This means that the traditional separation of mental processes, including emotions, from the body is no longer valid.

Really comprehend that your brain is unique.

I mean REALLY unique. Of the six billion people currently living and the more than ninety billion people who have ever lived, there has never, unless you are an identical twin, been anyone quite like you. Your creative gifts, your fingerprints, your expressions, your DNA, your dreams, are unprecedented and unique.

Really comprehend that your brain is capable of making a virtually unlimited number of synaptic connections or potential patterns of thought.

In 1968, Pyotr Anokhin of Moscow University, a student of Pavlov, staggered the entire scientific community when he published his research demonstrating that the MINIMUM number of potential thought patterns the AVERAGE brain can make is the number 1 followed by 10.5 million kilometers of typewritten zeros.

Really comprehend that your brain and your intelligence are a lot more than your IQ or SAT score.

These tests largely measure verbal and mathematical reasoning skills. This narrow view of intelligence has been thoroughly debunked by modern psychological research. In his 1983 classic, "Frames of Mind," psychologist Howard Gardner introduced the theory of multiple intelligences, identifying seven. Later he and his colleagues catalogued 25 different sub intelligences.

Really comprehend that your intelligence is NOT fixed at birth.

In a recent statistical review of more than two hundred studies of IQ published in the journal "Nature," Bernard Devlin concluded that genes account for no more than 48 percent of IQ. Fifty-two percent is a function of prenatal care, environment, and education.

Really comprehend that your IQ score can be raised significantly through appropriate training.

Although your genes give you more or less talent in certain areas, researchers such as Buzan, Machado, Wenger, and many others have shown that IQ scores can be raised significantly through appropriate training.

Really comprehend that your brain will "improve" with age if you use it properly.

Once you really comprehend these amazing facts, you will no longer pre limit your potential or the potential of your children!

About the author

Susan Dunn, M.A., Clinical Psychology, Momentum Coaching.

Susan Dunn wants you to know:

I help people succeed in their professional and personal lives by understanding and developing their EQ, their other intelligences and their strengths and I help parents to recognize and develop these in their children.