Faking confidence can positively change your brain chemistry and your life.
In 1957 Henry Molaison had his hippocampus and amygdala surgically removed due to epilepsy, after the surgery he was unable to form any new memories and could not recall any past memories. He was institutionalized for research and essentially was “stuck in time”.
Blinking gives your brain a break.
The brain can be kept alive outside the body for days.
Our brain perceives people who annoy us as moving slower than they actually are.
After receiving brain damage from a mugging a college dropout is now a mathematical genius and can see and reproduce the complex geometrical patterns known as fractals.
Psychologist George M. Stratton in the 1890’s wore glasses that made him see everything upside down and after 5 days his brain adapted and he was seeing things as normal.
The hypnic jerk, or the twitching of the limbs that accompanies a falling sensation while sleeping, is caused by the brain’s misinterpretation of relaxed muscles as falling. The brain then sends signals to arm and leg muscles in an attempt to regain balance.
Your brain burns 20% of your daily calories, despite only being 2% of your body mass.