Category: brain

It’s been scientifically proven that alcohol increases…

It’s been scientifically proven that alcohol increases creativity. It reduces the executive function, while boosting imagination and inner consciousness as shown by increased activity in the superior temporal gyrus, an area of the brain directly above the ear.

A woman who is literally fearless due to a rare genetic…

A woman who is literally fearless due to a rare genetic condition known as Urbach-Wiethe disease that hardened her amygdala – part of the brain responsible for fear response. Researchers exposed her to potentially terrifying experiences and none of them scared her.

Jaguars have such powerful jaws that they kill their prey by…

Jaguars have such powerful jaws that they kill their prey by biting into the brain directly through the skull.
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Studies show that night time exposure to blue light (common in…

Studies show that night time exposure to blue light (common in phones, tablets, and TVs) tricks your brain into thinking it’s daytime and affects your sleep patterns- but there are many free apps that help prevent sleep disruption by gradually filtering blue light into red as the daylight fades.

Chocolate, sex and laughter are all key to a healthy brain.

Chocolate, sex and laughter are all key to a healthy brain.

We spend up to 47 percent of our waking lives letting our minds…

We spend up to 47 percent of our waking lives letting our minds wander.

If you try to stifle a sneeze, you could possibly injure your…

If you try to stifle a sneeze, you could possibly injure your diaphragm, bruise your eye, rupture an ear drum, or burst a blood vessel in your brain.

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You’re attracted to jerks because of the brain’s…

You’re attracted to jerks because of the brain’s reward system. Your neural network is very sensitive to rewards like affection and sex, but when these rewards are unexpected, they are much more alluring. It’s one of the reasons why people keep going back to unpredictable partners that don’t treat them well.

When you zone out, small areas of your brain fall asleep.

When you zone out, small areas of your brain fall asleep.

While women have smaller brains than men, women use their brains…

While women have smaller brains than men, women use their brains more efficiently than men.