Capable of what our brain? 10 amazing facts

Through years of studying our innards at every opportunity, scientists began to understand how it works practically every part of our body. However, the most mysterious Department of our body is the brain. And the more we learn, the more mysterious it becomes. You never know what amazing things can our “dumalka”. Don’t worry, scientists for a long time also didn’t know that.

Today we tell about 10 most incredible opportunities in our brains that make us almost superheroes.

The brain can create false memories

Here’s a scientific fact: our brain is capable of creating fake memories. You’ve never been in a situation when something you remember, although in reality it never happened? No, we’re not talking about memories of past lives where you were Caesar or Cleopatra. It comes to talking about what you “remember” how did things, which in reality did not. Thought I borrowed money from a neighbor, but not actually occupied. Thought I bought some thing, and actually did not buy. Such a bunch of examples.

There are more impressive. For example, our brain can convince us that we had committed a crime. In one experiment, scientists were able to inspire and create false memories in 70 percent of the participants. They began to think that he had committed theft or armed robbery.

How it works? It is believed that our brain can fill in the gaps in our memories inaccurate or completely false information when we try to remember something.

Also interesting to read: Bad smells make the memories stronger

Our brain can predict the future

Establishedthat at the time of receipt of visual information in our brain there is some delay, so we can predict what should happen next. These predictions are based including on our past experiences (in us flying ball and need to Dodge; the open road Luke – you need to work around). We’re not even connected to my mind (in other words, not thinking about). All people are able to predict the future, which helps us to avoid those things that can hurt us.

Our brain “sees” 360 degrees

And this possibility makes us like “spider-Man”. Yes, we, or rather our brain is able to very closely monitor the environment and report that we did not yet realize. For example, we begin to feel, for us who’s watching. There is a feeling of unease, begin to sweat, the skin is covered with goosebumps. Turn your head this way, and do see some people looking at us. Some call it “sixth sense”.

Eyes and ears we have, and the field of view, we have a fairly narrow compared to other animals. But the brain they’re not needed. He has more effective tools to assess the environment. For example, hearing, which is able to notice even the slightest changes in the ambient background. And this ability is especially enhanced when we can’t see part of this environment.

Our brain can accurately assess any person in a matter of seconds

It doesn’t matter so unbiased we try yourself to feel the brain a submission to this question. He is able to assess for the first time you have met a person in just 0.1 seconds (looks like, says how he’s dressed, shaved, etc.). While we are trying to consciously understand our brain on a subconscious level creates a picture of the person (and quite accurate) and make a decision – you’ll like this or not.

See also: Greatest mysteries: what is consciousness?

Our brain is the perfect alarm clock

“I don’t need an alarm clock. I am my own alarm clock,” say some people. You know, they’re not kidding. If you follow the regime (go to bed and get up at the same time), your brain gets used. Our own biological clock – better than any alarm clock. Why many people can Wake up before the moment that will ring a nasty call saying that it was time to get up for work. Often this is observed, for example, office workers.

Our brain can listen to and learn during sleep

We used to think that during sleep our brain is completely shut off. In fact it is not. Yes, some parts of the brain do the rest, reducing their activity. But, we can even study in my sleep! During the so-called REM sleep the person is able to remember some things. In experiments before sleeping people, scientists have lost certain tones (which people had never heard of). Then the people woke up, and the researchers lost the signal again and asked to say which of these sounds seem familiar. And people learned!

Cool ability, but I do not advise to use it for the preparation of homework, tests, and important presentations.

Also interesting: Electrical stimulation of the brain temporarily rejuvenates the human brain in 50 years

The brain is able to learn through imagination

A simple experiment first conducted over 100 years ago. People were divided into two groups. One group were taught the basic skills of playing the piano using the tool. Training another group passed without a piano. People just told you how to put and move your fingers, and described how sound a particular note. By the end of the study it was found that both groups possess the same skills – both could play the piano melody, which they were taught.

In the 90-ies already using more modern scientific tools scientists have actually found that perceived training and practices can have the same effect on the brain as real.

Our brains have an “autopilot mode”

As soon as we well master any skill, our brain connects to the work of a specific division, a network called passive mode. It is used to perform tasks that do not require complex analysis because their decision has been repeatedly tested and brought to perfection.

People trained one card game that requires little thought process. People played well, but when, after the numerous parties engaged in the work, this is the network of passive mode, they have to play even better.

Learning other types of skills given to people more difficult. For example, playing the instruments. First – very difficult. But then, when your hands and fingers remember how to play — your brain actually switches off. And you start doing it on autopilot.

Our brain is able to build muscles in our body

It’s summer and many of us, probably, again, with bitterness sigh that are unable to prepare for it. All these diets and fitness centers remained our desires and our memories. Don’t despair! Our brain is able to increase the strength of our bodies, if we just think.

In the experiment, one group of people were asked each day (for 5 days) for 11 minutes to imagine that they are working to increase the strength of the hands. By the end of the experience it has been found that among that group of people that thought about pumping hands, the power grip was two times more than those who did not.

Is it possible to get six pack abs in the same method? Won’t know until you try.

Our brain can sense magnetic fields

Some species of animals and birds and insects are able to sense the Earth’s magnetic field. This allows them to navigate in space and find the right path. You’d be surprised, but man, this opportunity has also. Read more about this in our article. Briefly, the experiments showed that our brain is able to detect changes in the magnetic field direction. However, we this ability is not in use. But our ancestors – very could.

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