The human mind is a very complex thing. Understanding it in full depth is next to impossible. Yet, the more we know about it, the more it surprises us. Same goes for a few of the body parts. On that note, here is a list of a few psychological facts that might change your thinking about your beliefs in various aspects.
1.Multitasking is a Myth
Want to get back at all the so-called ‘multitaskers’ you know? Well, here is a fact to stick in their faces. The brain cannot multitask. While you might be able to do more than one things at a time, the brain has only one predominant function on which it focuses. So, next time if you are talking and eating at the same time, you now know why the food often gets stuck.
2. The Gene that Makes You Cynic
Tired of being negative about life all the time? Well, it might not be your fault completely. It is scientifically proven that there is a gene in the human body that can cause this if it is too expressive!
3. A Rather Different Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
There is a rather weird type of OCD related to cleanliness and one’s love life. In this disorder, people who are madly in love tend to live cleaner lives because the brain cannot distinguish between both biochemically!
4. Are You an Anglomaniac?
How many people do you know that are obsessed with English? Be it the accent, the actors or anything associated with it, they can’t seem to get enough of it? Well, there is a term for these people – Anglomaniacs.
5.The Pinocchio Effect
Remember Pinocchio the liar whose nose used to keep growing longer whenever he lied? Well, a similar thing occurs in reality too! Whenever a person lies, their nose tends to get warm. This is the Pinocchio effect.
6. The ‘Gut’ Feeling
Does your stomach grumble a lot? Well, you might feel that you are always hungry but actually, it might be the sound of the brain in your intestine. Yes, you heard that right! There is a brain-like part in our gut called ‘Enteric Nervous System’. Now you know where the ‘gut feeling’ comes from, right?
7. Perceiving Something Isn’t Exactly Seeing It
It is a very common notion to believe that we perceive things exactly as we see them. However, this is not true! Without actually seeing things properly or correctly, the brain can interpret what they infer. This is why you can read and understand jumbled letter words if the frsit and lsat wrods are correct.
There you have it! These are some of the crazy facts that the body and brain are responsible for! If this doesn’t blow you away, you must certainly have something psychic going on inside you too!