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Ahmad Baghaffar

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  1. On 3/5/2019 at 9:47 AM, iNow said:

    It amazes me how many people think this entirely natural phenomenon is somehow strange. All of y’all are normal. Chillax. 

    Lots more attention than I ever thought possible when I posted this years ago!  Anyway loads of people kept veering towards that but I'm certainly not convinced by any of it.  Just genuinely wondering what it was I was doing.

    On 6/14/2019 at 4:17 PM, dimreepr said:

    Join a science forum and post once...

    Sadly I was looking for a little insight not a whole bunch of "mee too"s 😂

    On 7/29/2019 at 1:24 AM, Strange said:

    A scientific answer to what?

    Why so many people are attracted to post to idiotic threads like this one?

    So you wasted a precious portion of your day to post on a thread you found idiotic?  Speaks volumes of your character.

    On 7/29/2019 at 2:09 AM, Mordred said:

    In this case start with a large body survey questions. Design the question are with neurological processes in mind.

    Ie tingling sensations is a sign of oxygen deprivation, look into other side effects that can be induced due to reduced oxygen levels to vital organs such as the brain. Figure out which feelings can be eliminated due to oxygen deprivation.

    How is that for a start? 

    Instead of immediately jumping into supernatural phenomena look into side effects such as the one mentioned above.

    (For the record I have practiced meditation for several decades. I can induce a wide range of feelings throughout my body. At one time I could slow my heart beat to 10 per minute) Not once did I attribute any feelings to a supernatural reason.

    Meditation has stress management health benefits. However one should never confuse self induced feelings with supernatural causes. The mind is cabaple of many different interpretations of signal responses from neurons.

    Lol side note it drives my wife crazy that no matter how many mosquitos bite me I don't itch. (I taught myself to ignore that sensation)

    Just to clarify I am not insinuating any supernatural phenomena, you can read that in my original post, was looking for some general direction to assist in my search of what it is (lost interest ages ago until I was cleaning my e-mail inbox and saw notifications).


    Jesus though I thought my post would receive ano comments let alone 2 pages worth 😂

  2. Ok so after setting up a question, and you can find that in "Strange Self-Induced Feeling" on my profile, I was answered that a strange, unexplainable feeling I can create is actually me somehow activating/aggravating/consciously stimulating my parasympathetic nervous system. I would just like to know if that is the case and if so, why am I able to do that? What are the pros/cons (if any) of doing so and if there are any applications to this "skill"? Is it something uncommon or can everyone do it but I was lucky enough to have found a way to do so by some means? Out of all the people I know, only one other friend of mine can do it and understand what I mean, but he is oblivious to its uses/effects as well. And lastly, can it be anything other than the PNS? All forms of help would greatly appreciated! thanks!


    Ps.: My explanation of the feeling can be found on my other post, indicated above.

  3. Tingling like you would get with goosebumps?


    Jolts like you might feel go up your spine if you are just about to lift something very heavy off the floor?


    It sounds like you're describing the stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system. Being startled would give, I think, the same kind of symptoms to the average user.


    Actually, there is probably a lot of interesting psychology and physiology here.


    Let me ask what might sound weird...


    How would you compare your experience to a near-death experience or an out of body experience (if you know). How would you compare it to a feeling of awe, or an 'eerie' feeling... or maybe a religious trance-like state if that is something you could relate to.


    Uhhh... less extreme, let me think...


    How would you compare it to the goosebumps and the little flutter a person might get in their heart or belly with a first kiss?


    Without explaining why, I'm curious if any of that strikes a chord with what you feel.



    No more like the tingling one gets when excited, like a love-struck teenager who rolls around in bed in excitement, who finally musters enough courage to ask the girl he likes to the prom the next morning, that kind of feeling, if I'm making any sense at all. Sorry for the weird examples but its very difficult to explain :P.


    And no I guess I over exaggerated , I believe its more of a twitch or 2-3 twitches combined, almost exactly the kind that one would get from the first kiss. Its not a painful or intense jerk, but like a 1/2 a second shiver, or like a little vibration of the muscle. Another example is when trying to look confident on the poker table while bluffing, sometimes I would get the same kind of twitch. Sounds like it has something to do with the nervous system as well to me, although my knowledge base is fairly limited, I know enough to expect so. The big question is what am I doing to it?



    Thanks so much for the help!


    I would think this is more of a psychological phenomenon, tied to some sort of self-hypnotic suggestibility. I can almost guarantee it has no biological basis.


    If you have no objections, I can move this thread to the Psychiatry and Psychology section where it will gain more practical responses.


    Oh well ya sure! Since even Iggy suggests it has something to do with the nervous system I guess that would be beneficial. Thanks for your help!





    Though most likely correct, people have been shown to be able to regulate there body temperature and heart rate (to non-dangerous level) at will so there is no reason someone wouldn't be able to control blood flow to their extremities at will given some concentration.


    Coming to think of it I was reading on biofeedback and some techniques that were used to regulate body temperature. When I induce the feeling and focus on my hands or feet, I just think "I want to make them warmer" and when I focus on that, after 1-2 minutes I begin to feel that they actually do get warmer!


    I used to do it for 10-15 seconds at a time because I enjoyed the feeling without knowing what it is.


    Can the brain by any chance "do" what I'm thinking, even if I do not necessarily know what techniques to use? With regards to the hands and feet warming, I did not read on how patients were told to achieve this, I just kinda brought up the feeling, then focused on my hands, then focused on thinking "I want to make them warmer".


    This probably sounds ultimately silly but are there any potential "abilities" to gain from understanding this feeling and how to use it?




  4. Ok, since I was a child and until today, I can create this feeling that generally feels strongest in my core, right around where my diaphragm is. But, when I focus on different parts of my body I can "distribute" part of the intensity to that particular area, be it my foot or my hands or my thighs, etc. It is this powerful tingling sensation, it feels really good and if I sustain it for 4 seconds, it can become VERY strong. I can hold it for as long as I please but it gets gradually more difficult the longer I hold it. I tried looking everywhere for an answer but cannot find anything except others speaking of this same feeling, but no answers. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing to myself? Ive seen explanations linked to the nervous system, others to the feeling of dilating veins, and some other less appealing ones like projecting my soul out of my body (which I sincerely doubt, lol).


    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!


    a little more info: the way i create the feeling is hard to explain but ill do my best. Its like trying to expand your heart... like stretching it outwards, or like expanding your chest but not actually doing it. It makes me fidget a little and have minor muscle jolts around my neck and and shoulders after the first 3 seconds. If I prolong the feeling then the minor jerks reach my fingers/hands and my shoulders.

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