A man born premature with cerebral palsy, was unable to swallow on his own until the age of 1, is blind, was unable to speak or walk until the age of 16, began playing Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No.1 on piano in the middle of the night at age 16. He now can play any song after hearing it only once.
The human retina is actually brain tissue, you see with an exposed part of your brain.
Scientists at UCLA noticed that “time and time again” people suffered their first experience with anxiety or depression right after stomach illnesses. They did brain scans after patients ate probiotics, and found that stomach bacteria actually directly affected connectivity of the brain.
Your brain is more active daydreaming than when you are paying attention in school.
We hear songs that get stuck in our head while performing tasks that require a “low cognitive load”, such as showering or getting dressed. Our brain uses these songs as a “screen saver” to keep us entertained while our brain is essentially idle.
When you blackout from drinking, it’s because of the effects that alcohol has on the hippocampus. You don’t forget anything. Your brain doesn’t record new memories.
“Inner speech” (the voice you hear inside your head when you’re reading or thinking) is accompanied by tiny muscular movements in the larynx.
When our brains are tired, they are capable of thinking more creatively than when they are not tired.
Charles Osborne had the hiccups non-stop for approximately 68 years, from 1922 to 1990. His hiccups first started in 1922 while weighing a hog for slaughter. He fell and busted a blood vessel in his brain resulting in him damaging a small part of the brain that inhibits the hiccup response.
Research shows that students who write out their notes on paper actually learn more than those taking notes by typing.