The Crazy Things Your Brain Does To Keep Your Life Interesting.
The next time you flunk a test or forget where your keys are, don’t blame your brain. You can’t blame that wrinkly thing in your skull for anything. It is trying super duper hard to keep you happy every day.
Even if you’re bored, it works to alleviate that boredom. It’s hard to believe just how much the brain is doing when you don’t realize it.
1.) Spending money on others yields more happiness than spending it on yourself.
2.) The brain does not have any pain receptors and, consequently, cannot feel pain.
3.) Your mind “rewrites” monotonous speech of boring people to make it sound more interesting.
4.) The key to happiness is spending your money on experiences rather than possessions, according to some academic studies.
5.) Brain scientists have identified the cerebellum as the part of the brain that prevents us from tickling ourselves. It helps us distinguish between expected and unexpected sensations.
6.) Sleeping at night is considered the most ideal time for the brain. It appears to enhance the connection between nerve cells in the brain. The brain process is believed to support the basis of memory and learning. In a recent scientific study, it is revealed the brain consolidates all the learned memories from the whole day while sleeping at night.
7.) Laughing at a joke is no simple task as it requires activity in five different areas of the brain.
8.) Every time the brain is asked to revive memory, it creates many new connections within the mind. The older the memory, the more the connections are formed.
9.) The brain releases so much dopamine during orgasms that a brain scan resembles that of someone on heroin.
10.) Reading aloud or listening to a story being told is one of the most “cerebrally” engaging experiences a kid can have.
11.) Without any words, you may be able to determine if someone is in a good mood, is feeling sad, or is angry just by reading the face. A small area in the brain called the amygdala is responsible for your ability to read someone else’s face for clues to how they are feeling.
12.) Researchers have discovered that those experiencing the blues are more willing to spend more money in an attempt to alleviate their sadness.
Never take your brain for granted. It is a hard worker that works only for you. Sure, it may have its shortcomings but it gets an A for effort.