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5 Brain Hacks That Give You Mind-Blowing Powers

5 Brain Hacks That Give You Mind-Blowing Powers
Sure, you could improve yourself the normal way, with hard work and years of slow, incremental progress. Or you could use some of your body's built-in cheat codes and just hack your way to awesometown. These hacks come with various degrees of difficulty, but no risk or potential for injury. And actual scientists say that all of them work. #5. Remember Long Lists With a "Memory Palace" Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images The human brain sucks at remembering lists. That's weird, because there are other things in life we have no problem with. Digital Vision. The Hack: You're able to find your way around because a whole lot of your mental horsepower is devoted to spatial memory -- learning the layout of your environment. Here's how it works: You pick a familiar place that you know well and can imagine without much problem -- the inside of your house, the layout of your neighborhood, whatever. Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images"Shit, that reminds me, I'm out of chloroform." #4. 1. #3. Quick!

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