10 Surprising Facts About How Our Brains Work

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5. Your Vision Beats The Rest of the Senses


While we have five senses, our brains rely and remember memories from what we see much more than the rest of our senses. In fact, if we see something that contradicts what we taste, feel, hear, or smell we are more likely to go with what we see rather than what the other senses are telling us.

6. Your Brain Wiring Determines if You Are Introverted or Extroverted


Many of us believe if you are introverted then you are shy and if you are extroverted you are outgoing. This isn’t necessarily true though. Introversion and extroversion actually refers to how our brains recharge and process stimuli. Extroverts are able to handle and crave more stimuli in the form of risks, gambling, and danger – stimuli that would probably overwhelm an introvert.

7. We Like People Who Mess Up More


Making mistakes is inevitable, but did you know it can make you more likeable? This is the Pratfall Effect. We naturally like people who make mistakes because it makes them easier for us to relate to as more human. Perfectionists, especially the ones that appear to pull it off, make us feel inferior and that makes us dislike them.

8. Meditation Rewires Your Brain – For the Better


Meditation is beneficial for your focus and keeps you calm, but it also has provides you with some great brain powering benefits. What are they? Less anxiety, more creativity, and a better memory. During meditation connections between certain neural pathways are actually loosening, making our reactions to certain stimuli less than usual. This could also be a reason for the increased creativity.

9. Exercise Can Reorganize Your Brain and Improve Your Willpower


When we exercise we are actually stressing out our bodies – and our brains. To protect itself, our brain releases endorphins and proteins that lower stress levels and repairs any damage caused by stress. That makes exercise a way to train and wire your brain and better prepares you for stress.

10. New Things Make the Brain Think Time Is Moving Slowly


New things and information take more time for our brains to process. This makes our time feel like it is taking longer. The next time the same task will fly by for you. This is because your brain already knows the order to process the information and takes less time to present it to us in the form of time.

The brain is still a mystery we have yet to completely figure out, but we’ve learned a few tricks here and there to make it work better for us and understand a little better.

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