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Can hackers really hijack brain waves?

It seems like something out of a science fiction movie, but there is some evidence that it may be possible for hackers to hijack brain waves. There have been a few studies that have shown that it is possible to influence someone's thoughts and emotions by manipulating their brain waves.

One study found that it was possible to induce feelings of fear and happiness in subjects by manipulating their brain waves. Another study found that it was possible to increase a person's level of anxiety by stimulating their brain with high-frequency waves.

So, while it is still unclear if hackers can actually hijack brain waves, the evidence suggests that it may be possible. If you are concerned about this possibility, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself. First, be aware of what is happening around you and be alert for anything out of the ordinary. Second, if you feel like you are being influenced by someone else's thoughts or emotions, trust your gut instinct and move away from the person or situation. Finally, stay informed about the latest research on this topic so that you can be prepared if the possibility of brain wave hijacking becomes a reality.

Some words on intelligence and real "hijacking" of brain waves

Most people know that it’s a myth that only highly intelligent people are creative. In fact, research shows that once you get beyond an I.Q. of about 120, which is just a little above average, intelligence and creativity are not at all related. That means that even if you’re no smarter than most people, you can still be very creative.

What is often overlooked, however, is that there are different kinds of intelligence, and some of them are more related to creativity than others. One important kind of intelligence is what’s known as fluid intelligence. This is the ability to see relationships between things, to find patterns, and to think abstractly. It’s the kind of intelligence that allows you to solve problems in new and innovative ways.

Enter: Fluid intelligence

Fluid intelligence is thought to be mediated by a part of the brain known as the frontal lobe. This is the part of the brain just behind your forehead, and it’s responsible for many higher-level cognitive functions. The frontal lobe is also the part of the brain that is most affected by aging.

As we get older, our fluid intelligence declines. This is one reason why it’s harder to learn new things as we age. But it also means that we’re less likely to come up with new and innovative ideas.

So what can you do to offset the decline in fluid intelligence that comes with age? One possibility is to “hijack” your brain waves.

Illustrated brain waves.

"Hijacking" brain waves

There are different types of brain waves, each associated with a different state of mind. For example, alpha waves are associated with relaxation, while beta waves are associated with alertness and focus.

It’s thought that by inducing certain brain waves, you can change your state of mind and potentially increase your fluid intelligence.

One way to do this is with a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). This involves holding a magnet next to your head and using it to generate electrical currents that stimulate the brain.

There is some evidence that TMS can increase fluid intelligence. In one study, people who received TMS had a significant increase in their scores on a test of fluid intelligence.

Another way to hijack brain waves is with a technique called transcranial electrical stimulation (TES). This involves attaching electrodes to your head and passing an electrical current through the brain.

TES has also been shown to increase fluid intelligence. In one study, people who received TES had a significant increase in their scores on a test of fluid intelligence.

So if you’re looking for a way to boost your creativity, hijacking your brain waves may be one option to consider.

Written by Steve Thompson, published 2017-05-10

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