In any important task you need to stay alert and in some professions someone could lose their life ifyou are not staying heads up or cause a serious accident where someone else has to pay with theirs. Not good, so what is the solution here? Here is a thought on learning, safety, brain waves and winning.
When you listen to comedy or lyrics of a song or conversation, which is Ironic.
"Oh Suzanne Don't you cry for me...It RAINED all DAY the NIGHT I left, the weather it was DRY!!!"
When you hear something that is out of place or seems incorrect it gets your brain humming using a certain brain wave N400. The reason I bring this up is because I was reading an article on brain waves and it appears that the more active that a person's N400 Brain wave is the faster they pick stuff out of spoken and written anomalies. It appears to be quite active in certain minds more than others. Such a brain wave can trigger curiosity. Curiosity is a great human characteristic and could in fact be part of the reason for our incredible innovation on this planet as a species. Such a brain wave can be activated by heat in the brain from frequency pollution also. Once a brain wave is triggered and it propels thoughts. Now taking into consideration a Nursery Rhyme which has hidden meaning or the Shakespeare Irony or even modern comedians and their little routines, think about this a second.
Now then what goes thru the mind of someone when an anomaly appears? Well...They say N400 brain wave starts humming? Now then if in fact this N400 brain wave triggers curiosity then in fact if some one was listening to a book on tape, you could do this. Make a sentence such as:
The Black Bear slid down the mountain in an airplane.
A grammatically correct sentence but semantically all wrong. Thus triggering the N400 Brain Wave of curiosity? Okay, now that you have this brain wave going you continue the book on tape with the renewed vigor of curiosity therefore they will remember it better? You like the idea? Now then if we had a portable devise, which had a high frequency, which would mimic that N400 brain wave during the starting of each chapter then in fact that active curiosity would be in full swing. Thus the learner would absorb the information better.
Sometimes such an item might appear on a multiple choice test. A person who activated the brain wave due to the obvious wrong answer might do better on the rest of the test, while a really intelligent person who really knows the subject might in fact look for more of these wrong answers and dwell on every single possible contingency and therefore have a significant problem with time constraints on the test or try to pick out even remotely possible examples where each answer in fact could be wrong and thus fail the test?
Now for safety issues when completing an important task. One might also consider this N400 Wave? If the N400 activated brain was taking in the subject matter they would stay awake and be more alert. This would be good for truck drivers staying awake listening to the book on tape even if some dummy was talking in mono-tone. And even better if the black ice covered road was causing a dangerous situation comedy radio might be a better choice or a country song with Irony in it? Now then this could also be used to keep those who fall asleep for no reason awake and could have been used and perhaps stopped the crash of the Ferry into NY Harbor dock. When issues are critical the frequency or a weird sentence could be stated? Triggering the N400 wave? Or a frequency device which was activated to that N400 wave? The reason I think of this is;
It could be played in a police car when they go to answer a domestic dispute because that is where the most officers are killed? You see where I am going with this? You see a book on tape could in fact trigger alertness and save lives. Drive time radio commercials maybe doing this without thinking about it.
"I have good news? Really, Yah man, I just saved a ton of money on my Auto insurance by switching to Gieko?"
They may in fact be saving hundreds of lives a week, which is funny and even more ironic in that fewer accidents means Warren Buffets Birkshire Hathaway stock goes up due to that insurance companies quarterly profits since he owns the majority of shares. Without the latest technology being introduced now? There are many technologies we can use to cut down on the 38,000 to 42,000 deaths on our highways each year? Some are coming into the market now in addition to the seatbelt issues. For instance; Toyota develops radar cruise control for stop-and-go traffic jams
Now then here we have a way to save lives. Only problem is it also triggers issues with those who are schizophrenic and might cause road rage? But it would be good for those who are troops which are security at check points. Maybe even a little devise sends a pulse each time he, she walks up to a car? If this scenario were set into motion as a car approaches and the ADHD point man was on duty, his alertness gives him a total heads up and could increase their effectiveness and quick judgment of the situation and could easily mean 50% less deaths of troops? What do you think of this idea?
Should fighter pilots in simulators be singing "Oh Suzzana, Don't you cry for me?" Too korny? Well then what else could they sing?
"I don't know but it's been told Navy Wings are made of gold, I don't know but it's been said Air Force Wings are made of Lead?"
Wait a minute my Dad was in the US Navy as a pilot and he assured me that one was true.
When flying mock sorties into hostile enemy territory. When there is danger? Ice on the road of a truck? Firemen going to a fire or as the tones ring into the station? Have a subliminal N400 brain wave activation technique be deployed? What foods or dietary changes could a person put into danger frequently eat to help produce the chemicals, proteins to stimulate the increase of an N400 brain wave? For instance motorcycle racers, NASCAR, Policemen, Secret Service, athletes in a huddle before a big play? Definitely the military? What else.
When they say you are in the zone? In sports, well could this be part of it? Could you use this to increase the slow mo state of mind in the heat of battle? N400 may hold a lot more in store? Could we simulate stimuli in the books on tape or in the book stores to create curiosity, so that people would be more apt to think and learn what they read? In schools to get kids to learn and remember? It could become a habit and increase the reading and learning? After all no one can deny that we need to learn to teach kids better and probably adults too:
"Lance Winslow" - If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; www.WorldThinkTank.net/wttbbs