Mankind is the embodiment of all emotions- love, care, humour, and whatnot. A human brain is not just an organ that regulates the body and describes the expertise, but also a storehouse of so much more fun than we expect. Read on to know about such fun facts about humans and their behaviour.
It’s pretty rational of you to think that you see whenever your eyes are open. But that is not the case. The reality is that attention plays a major part in visual perception. One of the primary reasons why you may fail to notice things is a psychological phenomenon known as inattentional blindness. When you focus attentively on one thing, you do not notice unexpected things entering your visual field.
You Remember 3 To 4 Things At A Time
It has been proved that you remember 3-4 things (for about 20 seconds) and then they disappear from memory unless you repeat them over and over. For instance, say, someone gives you a number to call. Since you don’t have a pen handy, you try to memorize it long enough by repeating the number over and over again (putting it back into your short term memory each time, which gives you another 20 seconds).
You Reconstruct Your Memories
When we recall a past event, the human brain reconstructs that experience in reverse order. Our memories are not exact replicas of the incidents that we originally experienced. Pick one incident- a family gathering, a day out with friends, a wedding, anything. Recall the people, maybe you can remember the weather, or your outfit. This way, we experience our memories of events like short movie clips that play back in our minds. The tendency to think that memories are stored in our brains and never change is wrong.
The Brain Feels Rejection As Physical Pain
You might have felt the great pain of rejection at some point in your life but did you know that rejection does not merely cause emotional pain, but physical harm as well? Though you may not feel any physical pain, scientists have discovered that the reactions and cascading events that take place in the brain after being rejected or experiencing physical pain are the same.
Your Brain Doesn’t Stop Working When You Sleep
Your brain is just as active when you sleep as you are when you’re awake. Researches have proved that the only time our brain clears out toxins and waste is when we sleep. It is also believed that during the sleep cycles, the human brain sorts out all the data from the previous days and creates new associations