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Is it possible to slow things down with your mind?

  1. alfredfox profile image76
    alfredfoxposted 5 years ago

    Is it possible to slow things down with your mind?

    I didn't sleep for 3 days, I stayed awake by taking pro-plus pills and drinking red bull. A wasp flew into the room and I watched it fly past me in slow motion. It was so slow that I put my hand out and caught it gently. I told a friend about this and he shared his experience with me. He told me that he went without sleep for 3 days and when somebody threw a pencil at him he saw it in slow motion and dodged the oncoming object. We came to the conclusion that parts of our brains shut down even though we were awake. That the part of our brain that controls our perception of movement had changed.

  2. Tusitala Tom profile image61
    Tusitala Tomposted 5 years ago

    I have never had quite the same sort of experience as you.  However, things did seem to go in slow motion once when I was involved in a motorcylcing accident.   This was a good fifty years ago.

    After being struck by a car, my big 700cc Royal Enfield motorbike went sailing up into the air.  The car, coming from the right, had just clipped the rear wheel as I'd tried to accellerate to beat its hitting me.   Whilst that bike was it the air, turning over towards me with me underneath it, everything seemed to go into slow motion.   What probably took no more than two or three seconds seemed to be much, much longer.

    I'm thinking, "That 440 pounds of bike is going to land on me," for it was above me in mid-air.  Up it went slowly, down it came just as slowly - and then it missed me!   The next moment I'm lying flat on my back on the road, frightened to move in case I'd broken something.

    As it was, I got off with minor injuries, though I still have a small piece of blue-metal from the road, lodged under the skin of my right elbow.

    It's said that the tremendous rush of adrenaline during an emergency of this sort causes this 'slowing down' effect.   But with you it seems to be caused by something quite different.

  3. sleepylog profile image96
    sleepylogposted 5 years ago

    Three days? You must and your friend must be superhuman or something because any normal human being  would have been dead or very close to it if after not sleeping for that long. You didn't even have a few hours' nap here or there?

    1. alfredfox profile image76
      alfredfoxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      People have been known to go a lot longer without sleep. It depends who you are and how fit you are. 3 days is the longest that I have not slept. Sooner or later however, your brain will stop releasing chemicals to your body and that would be fatal.

  4. Globetrekkermel profile image75
    Globetrekkermelposted 5 years ago

    Absolutely- You cannot control what goes on around you but you can definitely control your mind.Many books have been written about this.If i can recommend a reading material on this is a book by Wayne Dyer: Change your THOUGHTS,Change your life.Good luck....