What is our brain capable of? 10 amazing facts

Thanks to many years of studying ourgut at any opportunity, scientists began to understand well how almost every part of our body works. However, the brain is the most mysterious part of our body. And the more we study it, the more mysterious it becomes. You can not even imagine what amazing things our “thoughtla” is capable of. Do not worry, scientists for a long time did not know this either.

Today we will talk about the 10 most incredible possibilities of our brain that make us almost superheroes.

The brain can create false memories

Here is a scientific fact for you: our brain is able to create fake memories. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you remember something, although in reality this has never happened? No, we are not talking about memories of past lives where you were Caesar or Cleopatra. It's about what you "remember," as you did things that you really didn't do. They thought that they borrowed money from a neighbor, but in fact did not borrow. They thought that they had bought some thing, but in fact they did not. A lot of such examples.

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

How it works? It is believed that our brain may fill in the gaps in our memory with inaccurate or completely inaccurate information when we are trying to remember something.

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Our brains can predict the future.

It is established that at the time of receipt of visualinformation in our brain there is some delay, so we can predict what should happen next. These predictions are also based on our past experience (a ball flies at us — we need to dodge; an open road hatch — we need to go around). We do not even connect our consciousness to this (in other words, we do not consider it). All people are able to predict the future, which helps us avoid those things that could harm us.

Our brain "sees" 360 degrees

And this opportunity makes us look like"Spiderman". Yes, we, or rather our brain is able to closely monitor the environment and report that we have not really realized. For example, we begin to feel someone watching us. There is a feeling of awkwardness, we begin to sweat, the skin becomes covered with goosebumps. We turn our heads in this direction, and we really see that some person is looking at us. Some call it the “sixth sense.”

We have no eye on the back of our head, and our field of viewrather narrow compared to other animals. But the brain does not need them there. He has more effective means to assess the environment. For example, a rumor that can notice even the most minor changes in the surrounding background. And this ability is especially enhanced when we cannot see part of this environment.

Our brain can accurately assess any person in a split second.

No matter so impartial we try to imagineour brain seems to have its own idea for this question. He is able to assess the person you first met in just 0.1 seconds (what it looks like, how it says, how it is dressed, shaved, and so on). While we are trying to consciously understand all this, our brain at the subconscious level already creates a picture of a person (and, moreover, quite accurate) and concludes whether you will like this person or not.

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Our brain is the perfect alarm clock.

“I don't need an alarm clock. I’m my own alarm clock, ”some people say. Be aware they are not joking. If you follow the regimen (go to bed and get up at the same time), your brain gets used to it. Our own biological clock is better than any alarm clock. Therefore, many people can wake up before the moment when the nasty call rings, informing them that it is time to get up for work. Often this is observed, for example, in office workers.

Our brain can "listen" and learn while sleeping

We used to think that during sleep our brainscompletely off In fact, it is not. Yes, some parts of the brain are really resting, reducing their activity. But, we can even learn in a dream! During the so-called fast sleep phase, a person is able to memorize some things. During the experiments before sleeping people, scientists played certain sound signals (which people had never heard before). Then people woke up, and the researchers lost these signals to them again and asked to say which of these sounds seemed familiar. And people recognized them!

Great ability, but not advised to use it for homework, tests and important presentations.

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The brain is able to learn through imagination.

A simple experiment, first conducted yetmore than 100 years ago. People were divided into two groups. One group began to teach basic piano skills using the instrument. Training of the other group was without a piano. People were just told how to set and move fingers correctly, and also described how this or that note sounds. By the end of the training, it was found that both groups had the same skills - both were able to play the melody on the piano, which they were taught.

In the 90s already using moremodern scientific instruments, scientists have indeed found that imaginary learning and practice can have the same effect on the brain as real ones.

Our brain has an "autopilot mode"

As soon as we are good at anyskill, our brain connects to a particular department, the so-called network of passive mode of operation. It is used to perform tasks that do not require complex analysis, since their solution has already been repeatedly tested and brought to automatism.

People were taught a single card game thatrequires a little thought process. People played well, but when, after numerous games, this very network of the passive mode of operation joined, they began to play even better.

Teaching other types of skills is given to people.more difficult. For example, playing instruments. At first it is very difficult. But after that, when your hands and fingers remember how to play properly, your brain actually turns off. And you start doing it on automatism.

Our brain is able to build muscle in our body.

It's summer now and many of us, probably, again withbitterly sigh that they could not prepare for it. All these diets and fitness centers have remained our desires and memories. Do not despair! Our brain is able to increase the strength of our bodies, if we just think about it.

In the experiment, one group of people was asked eachday (for 5 days) for 11 minutes to imagine that they are engaged in increasing the strength of the hands. By the end of the experiment, it was established: for the group of people who thought about pumping up their hands, the grip strength was twice as high, which is what those who did not do.

Is it possible to get six dice press in the same way? Do not know until you try.

Our brain can sense magnetic fields.

Some species of animals and birds, as well as insectsable to feel the magnetic field of the Earth. This allows them to navigate in space and find the right path. You'd be surprised, but a person also has this opportunity. You can read more about this in our article. In short, experiments have shown that our brain is able to detect changes in the direction of the magnetic field. True, we do not use this ability. But our distant ancestors - very much could.

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