Long Hair As An Extension of The Nervous System:
According to an article published by “Conscious Reminder” a group of soldiers working for the Special Forces Unit during the Vietnam War underwent a mind boggling discovery that led them to believe that long hair actually “increases intuition and boosts your 6th sense.” This theory was tested after the Special Forces Unit recruited a group of Native American men who were believed to be stealthy and powerful fighters. Once recruited, the soldiers set up a test to ensure their recruits were right for the job. The men passed, and were then given military haircuts so that they would blend in. Once the men were put in the field, the soldiers quickly came to realize that these men were not performing at the level that they had initially demonstrated on their recruitment exams. When they asked the men why they thought this was happening they all claimed that when they received their military haircuts, “They could no longer access a ‘sixth sense’, their ‘intuition’ no longer was reliable, they could not ‘read’ subtle signs as well or access subtle extrasensory information.”
To further prove this theory the Special Forces Unit recruited more Native American men and put them through yet another test; however, this time the men would be taking the test in pairs. In preparation for the test, they cut off one partners hair and kept the others. The test proved that the men with long hair continuously scored well whereas the men with short hair consistently did poorly.
Now this understandably seems far-fetched; however, the study concluded that this hair phenomenon has mostly to do with human evolution. It is believed by some that hair is actually an extension of the nervous system and could actually work as “evolved feelers or antennae.” These feelers supposedly transfer extensive amounts of critical information from the external world to different parts of the brain such as the brain stem, limbic system, and the neocortex. I think the article summed up this theory perfectly when it said, “Every part of the body has a purpose, and when we lose touch with ourselves and our bodies, we lose the true power we have.”
By Jaqui Gutman