May 25th, 2018
The Reticular Activating System (RAS)
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Join Date: 08/22/2006 | Posts: 13

The Reticular Activating System (RAS)

The Reticular Activating System (RAS) is the name given to part of the brain (the reticular formation and its connections) believed to be the centre of arousal and motivation in animals (including humans). It is situated at the core of the brain stem between the myelencephalon (medulla oblongata) and mesencephalon (midbrain).

The Reticular Activating System is the attention center in the brain. It is the key to “turning on your brain.” A cluster of cells in the brain act as a filter to the information we receive, these cells filter out the irrelevant information but retain that which is useful.

So how does this relate to seduction and meeting girls?

You can train your RAS to recognize more and more girls every day.

How? Simply ask yourself better questions.

"The questions you ask yourself will determine how the Reticular Activating System will respond to your search," according to Mark A. Wigginton, an Austin, Texas-based personal development coach

For example, if you ask yourself, "Why can't I seem to find a girl?" your brain will hand you a list of seemingly valid reasons why you aren't moving forward.

"As you bring the reasons you can't progress to the forefront of your mind, your RAS will automatically seek out reinforcement. 'I can't make progress because of conflicts with my schedule, my family responsibilities, I don't know the right people, loud nightclubs, poor stupid girls etc.'"

But if you ask yourself, "What one thing can I do today to improve my chances of meeting girls?" or "How and where can I find beautiful girls that are easy to talk to?" your RAS will lead you toward the results you want. And you'll get girls faster.

I am sure you have often heard how the sub-conscious thoughts we think can control what happens to us and that we need to "visualize" what we want in order to obtain "it." Name it and claim it so to speak.

The RAS gives your brain the ability to sort through all the information around you, allowing you the capability to index data that is being thrown at you in order of importance or relevance. In other words, the RAS tells you what should pay attention to and what you should ignore.

Let me give you a simple example of an every day occurrence of RAS in your daily life. Today you decided you would love to own a new red Porsche sports car. On your way to an important business meeting, you begin to notice a lot of red Porsche sports cars on the road when you hadn't before. Was there suddenly a huge increase of red Porsche sports cars driving on the road? Probably not.

Most likely the cars were there all along, it's just your RAS fast at work. Your reticular activating system has now indexed the red Porsche sports car as an important factor in your life, causing you to recognize it at nearly every occurrence. Your RAS is constantly working in both your personal and your professional life, indexing the beliefs you have deemed in your personal value system as important and those that you deem as unobtainable.

Let me give you another example. All your life you have dreamed of becoming the most happening rock star on the planet, but you have constantly heard how impossible that task is and you subconsciously bought into that belief. Externally, or in your conscious mind you make your plans and work hard to achieve your desired goal.

Did you know that your conscious mind only controls 15% of what you actually do? The other 85% is handled by your subconscious mind. Look at those figures. 15% of your conscious thoughts and actions are now going to handle your path to success, while the other 85%, the part that believes you will fail, will control the rest of your path to success. If you are counting on your conscious mind to control your life, without reprogramming your subconscious mind, you are fighting a losing battle.

So how do you change the viscous cycle that seems to waylay your life and your aspirations of a successful music career or success in anything for that matter? You need to learn to utilize your RAS at will. If you learn to do so, you will tap into an incredible resource of authority and resourcefulness that will help you succeed where you have otherwise failed in the past.

In order to begin your training, you will have to do a few things to help yourself.

You must become 100%, absolutely sure, without a doubt, crystal clear about your wants, goals, needs and desires.

Next…it is vitally important that you write down your goals, plans, dreams and desires as well as what you will do to obtain them. I know you have heard this a million times, so I have. This time you must do it!

Go over the list and read it allowed to your self at least three to four times a day. Sounds stupid, but you MUST do it! Don't get in the way of yourself! Somewhere in your subconscious mind is programmed a belief that says this is a stupid exercise and it won't really work. So you say to your self you will either put it off until later or you believe that if you just read this statement, you'll get it. You won't. You have to follow it! Be proactive and do it!

This next part is also very important, although you may feel silly doing it. Tell your subconscious mind that this list is very important to you and command it to find a way for you to accomplish all the tasks you listed. Say it allowed at least two to three times a day (more if you want). Again, get out of the way of your self and your past belief system and let your brain and RAS do the job you want it to!

Once you do this, you will begin to find new ideas and beliefs that will come into your belief system. It is important to write these down as you will find a lot of real jewels among them. This is just a start in your path to success and changing your belief patterns about success.
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Join Date: 08/22/2006 | Posts: 49

all of this is called "psycho-Cybernetics."
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I've been meaning to check out that psycho-cybernetics book. I've heard great things about it -- that it has ideas about self-image and identity. Sounds fascinating.

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Join Date: 09/06/2006 | Posts: 8

I guess this may seem a little straight forward. But Nlp covers alot of intresting stuff that's related alot to the RAS. NLP books cover content which super easy to put into routines, which can give value not just to your game but to yourself. Word of warning don't read one book and think your Tony robbins. Because when guys try to spin this stuff, and it comes out incongruently it makes them, and Nlp look like cocks. Just use common sense.......
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Psycho-Cybernetics has been without a doubt the best self-development book I've ever read and made a huge impact in the course of my dating life.
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although i agree 200% with what RSD is saying, i have to point out as a medical student, that the science is horribly, horribly wrong.

the RAS is vastly complicated and has connections to all our high brain functions, from memory to emotions and the RAS that is being described is only a very insignificant fraction of what it does

lol, sorry to be a geek, but i cringe every time i hear it ( i just did neuro ) they should give it a different name!!
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train wrote:
I guess this may seem a little straight forward. But Nlp covers alot of intresting stuff that's related alot to the RAS. NLP books cover content which super easy to put into routines, which can give value not just to your game but to yourself. Word of warning don't read one book and think your Tony robbins. Because when guys try to spin this stuff, and it comes out incongruently it makes them, and Nlp look like cocks. Just use common sense.......

What NLP books do you recommend---and, more importantly, what specific exercises or routines??

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Join Date: 10/01/2009 | Posts: 93

tomhick wrote:
The activity of this system is crucial for maintaining the state of consciousness. It is situated at the core of the brain stem between the myelencephalon (medulla oblongata) online casino and mesencephalon (midbrain).

It is involved with the circadian rhythm. Bilateral damage can lead to permanent coma. It is thought to be the area affected by many psychotropic drugs. General anesthetics work through their effect on the reticular formation. Melatonin levels affect RAS.

Fibers from the reticular formation are also vital in controlling respiration work from home, cardiac rhythms, and other essential functions.

Although the functioning of this system is a prerequisite for consciousness to occur, it is generally assumed that this system's role is indirect and it does not, by itself, generate consciousness. Instead, its unique anatomical and physiological characteristics ensure that the thalamocortical system fire in such a way that is compatible with conscious experience men's watches. The reticular activating system controls our sexual patterns.
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Your reticular activating system is like a filter between your conscious mind and your subconscious mind. It takes instructions from your conscious mind and passes them on to your subconscious.
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