Recalling a memory more often makes the memory less accurate.That’s because instead of remembering the actual memory, you’re recalling the memory of the last time you remembered it and any mistakes that might have been introduced there.
Your brain is able to make a decision for you seconds before you become aware of the fact that you are making a decision.
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.