Sid: My guest, Dr. Caroline Leaf is a neuroscientist, she has researched the brain for over twenty years. And she is a strong Bible believer and she has found that Science has finally catching up to what the words of Jesus say and this has been the effect on me. As I have read this book and as I have understood these principals I am so careful of what I say with my mouth. Or the thoughts I let inside of me. But, what I really enjoy is this understanding of everyone have a gift that is as unique as your finger prints and this gift is based on the way you are wired in your brains. Everyone is different and when you understand this, you unlock such great potential in yourself. Dr. Caroline Leaf, tell me about your research on Einstein and the G factor or the genius factor
Dr. Caroline: Well, Einstein is a source of fascination for all of us. I just love seeing how he harnessed his gift. People have through the years tried to work out why he did what he did. And interesting enough that when he died the doctor who did his autopsy, he actually stole his brain. His purpose was to find out the famous genius factor and he thought that well there must be something different in Einstein’s brain and to everyone else and therefore if he finds it he’s got the answer. Mean while geniusness , is hooked up in your gift and your gift is how you think. The more you think the more you use your gift, the more you increase your genius. So your genius or your intelligence or your ability to do what you are suppose to do increase as you use it. Interesting that when they started studying his brain and they couldn’t find a spot. They just found areas in his brain that were bigger than other areas but it didn’t make sense because it didn’t line up with any kind of brain science. But what they did find was that there were huge amounts of connections between different parts of his brain. And they also found that these are different cells that connect the main cells and they like communication cells are very very important in any intelligence in thinking. And they came to all kinds of conclusions, and they also found that certain parts of his brain are thicker than other parts of his brain. But it seemed to be that they were connections across the whole brain. So essentially what they deduced from this whole study was that he seems to be that he used his brain. It is not like there is any kind of structure in particular. It is that he is actually using his brain. Because we know now from science that the more we use our brain we grow more branches and we grow more connections between the nerve cell and this was very supportive of the research of what I was doing because I was trying to understand how to describe the structure of our gift. In terms of you know brain science, what does it mean? How do I show some one that you are gifted and I found there are seven different areas in the brain. Seven different neurological pillars this is based on many scientific studies of the brain and we can group this whole area. That we have seven different types of pillars, or seven different neurological pillars in our brain and as we are thinking in our unique way, we move through those seven different pillars differently. Each and every one of us move through them differently.
Sid: Why is someone more confident when they understand the pattern of their brain?
Dr. Caroline: Well, when they understand that they move through those seven areas in their own unique way they will and you understand what the pillars do. You don’t try and work against you work with. A lot of people are working hard. They think that they should be working. Or how they’ve been told they should be thinking. Or how they believe is the right way from a book they have read. However, when you show some one that these seven different pillars in your brain. These seven major areas that go across the left and the right side of the brain each of them is doing something. This is how you use them. You have your own unique mix of how these seven work together and we can deduce that from the questionnaire that you fill in. You can work out how you use your seven or how you move through or cycle through your seven. In that knowledge we recognize, wow, I must work with this. I mustn’t work against it and that’s where we see the massive change in people. Where we see, hey the true me is like this. It is okay that I think like this.
Sid: Caroline, in your book you explain that the brain is made up of the seven ways we think and it’s so important to understand this. Explain these seven ways or seven pillars as you call it.
Dr. Caroline: Okay, if you can think or picture a brain in your mind, everyone has seen a brain. The brain, if you can imagine the brain and its seven different colors. It’s running from top to bottom and across the left and the right side of the brain. Each of those different areas is responsible for a different type of thinking and human behavior is made up of a combination of all seven types. So we all have to have all seven types of thought, and we all got them. But the way that they are combined is different in every single person. So we all have those same seven pillars, those same representing different types of thought that make up our thinking but we all use them differently so it is the way we draw on them to actually draw a thought. Now what happens is that as you are listening to me every one to two seconds you will sweep through in understanding or trying to understand the processing that is coming in. We sweep through those seven, but each of us does it in our own way. So we’ll actually cycle through or sweep through those seven in more or less 2 ½ thousand times in an hour. So we are not conscious of this, this is something that is happening on an unconscious level. But, it manifests in the way that we uniquely think. So it’s almost as though we each have our own special mix of these different types of thoughts and we spend different amounts of time on each one and there is no patent and there’s no category, there’s no well this is good and this is bad. Each and every one of us does it in our own special way. So if we have a look at maybe what each of these pillars do, or what each type of thought do it would make a little more sense for our listeners. So if we start right at the front of the brain and we work from the front to the back of the brain. If people could imagine where the front and the back of the brain is, right at the front of the brain we have the first pillar of thought, which deals with what we call, intrapersonal type thinking. Inside the brain; inside deals with decision making, planning and deep analyzing and shifting between thoughts and realizing goals and developing strategies and introspective type stuff. So we all have to do that. We all to that during the course of the day but we all do it differently. Then the pillar behind that deals with its called the interpersonal pillar. Inter verses the first one which is called intra. Now the interpersonal pillar that deals with talking, social interaction communication. The pillar back behind that is called the linguistic pillar. And that’s to do with speaking words, reading words, speaking words. The one behind that is called the logical mathematical pillar and that is dealing with logic mathematical reasoning, scientific reasoning, numbers, problem solving and that kind of thing. Then you move towards the back of the brain and we have a whole group of neurons that’s the kind of thinking pillar deals with body awareness, the kind affecting movement, body awareness sensation. Then there is a music pillar which deals obvious with music but it also deals with instinct, the ability to read between that kind of thing. Then right at the back of the brain we have what we call the visual spatial pillar. Is where you imagine, where you form your mental maps. Now obviously everyone is not going to remember all those different things but the point here is that the seven different types of thought and each pillar that is responsible for a specific type of thought. And we are a mixture of all of those. So we move some people move as they process information will jump from the front of the brain to the back to the middle of the brain in the different pillars jumping through the different pillars. It’s totally different for each person. Each person will also spend a different amount of time in each of the pillars. So essentially what we are doing is describing the structure of what your gift looks like. And what I’ve done in the profile and in the book each of those pillars thoroughly described in pictures and images to see what it looks like. But in the profile I have done questions that match each of those pillars. I’ve group questions together that deal with each intrapersonal, which is the deep thinking stuff and the interpersonal , which is the communication stuff and linguistic , which is the wordy stuff. So as you answer the questions you will then get a percentage score.
Sid: Well, you know what I think is so fascinating of how lives are being changed when they understand in their own unique brain. Because when they understand how their brain processes information, you call it the gift inside of you that can change the world. And we are making Carolyn Leaf’s book “The Gift In You” discover new life through gifts hidden in your mind plus four DVDs on the same subject, which you need both to put it all together. The brain is wired to work in a very specific sequence, when you discover that sequence you can unlock your great potential. Your unique potential, you’ll end up removing your toxic thinking and you’re going to then end up removing your emotional and physical illnesses. You’ll increase your intelligence.© Copyright 2010 sidroth, All rights Reserved. Written For: Sid Roth "It's Supernatural"