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The man who needs to paralyse himself

bid sean oconnor limbs paraplegic paralysed

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#16    GreenmansGod

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:06 PM

View Postbnnwbb, on 04 June 2013 - 07:21 PM, said:

I think a past life regression might uncover something the conscious mind has no memory of... If we only use 10% of our brain, does the other 90% contain soul memories, perhaps of past lives and lessons learned in those same lifetimes.  No one can prove or disprove it...

Sorry, but I have learned more about the brain than I ever wanted to know.  We use all of for silly mundane things like breathing, digestion, walking, seeing, etc.  I have proof I have one too. I get an MRI every year, so I have pictures.

I don't understand them, being in a wheelchair is super inconvenient, I have first hand experience. I hope I never have to go through that again.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 07:12 PM

View PostJessem, on 03 June 2013 - 01:53 PM, said:

I've seen a documentary on this on "taboo" I believe. A woman pretended to be paraplegic for years. She confronted her collegues at work, who all thought she really was, and told them about this same disorder as he claims to suffer from. Psychologists believe its this identity crises that comes from "sympothetic" and attention needing rational that came from someone in their life that really did endure this problem.

Yeah I saw her too.. What a idiot


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:21 PM

It almost reminds me of Munchausen syndrome, except that they literally give themselves a disability instead of just faking it.   An extreme version of this.
http://en.wikipedia....hausen_syndrome

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 02:07 PM

View PostRlyeh, on 07 June 2013 - 07:40 AM, said:

I would be if I was the one perpetuating a myth.

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Sorry got to jump in on this one... The statement is really about how much you are concious of... Indeed all of the brain is being used but you are only concious of a small fraction of what is going on... Probably less than 10%. This is the context of what people mean when they are saying this. Indeed if we were conciousnes and in control of much more of our subconscious we would be capable of tremendous things. Anyway that's a better answer than google educated parroting :D dont you think?

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 03:54 PM

View PostSeeker79, on 15 June 2013 - 02:07 PM, said:

Sorry got to jump in on this one... The statement is really about how much you are concious of... Indeed all of the brain is being used but you are only concious of a small fraction of what is going on... Probably less than 10%. This is the context of what people mean when they are saying this. Indeed if we were conciousnes and in control of much more of our subconscious we would be capable of tremendous things. Anyway that's a better answer than google educated parroting :D dont you think?
Why would someone be conscious of non-conscious brain functions? You obviously haven't thought out your answer very well.

A better answer would be one that is right ;)

Edited by Rlyeh, 16 June 2013 - 03:56 PM.


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:36 AM

I bet there aren't any insurance companies offering this guy a policy.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:03 PM

Wow I didn't know this was an actually disorder but I kind of have episodes of this. I mean I wouldn't go sever my spine because of it but every once in a while I'll get this really uncomfortable feeling where I'm like hyper aware of my body and limbs and it's just terrible, I feel like they shouldn't be there or something. But it doesn't happen too often and only for like a minute then the feeling goes away.

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