Fact: Humans do not use only 10% or less of their brain. This is a common misconception. Even though many mysteries of brain function persist, every part of the brain has a known function.
Fact: The brain itself cannot feel pain. While the brain might be the pain center when you cut your finger or burn yourself, the brain itself does not have pain receptors and cannot feel pain.
Fact: You would think that all the tasks and general interaction we do on a daily basis during our working hours would take a lot more brain power than, lying in bed. Turns out, the opposite is true. Although scientists don’t yet know why, your brain is much more active at night than during the day.
Fact: Before wondering if you are not getting enough sleep, consider this. When you go to sleep, it is only your conscious mind that is in fact sleeping while your subconscious one stays awake. That’s why you feel like you've hardly had time to sleep when you wake up.
Fact: Your brain is the most energy-consuming part of your body. The brain represents only 2% of the body weight, but it uses up to 20 percent of the body’s energy production.
Fact: The subconscious mind does not differentiate between visualizations and real situations. This is what causes our pulse to race in fear when watching a scary movie or riding a roller coaster. Despite being in no real danger, it assumes that you are facing a real threat.
Fact: Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. This explaines how you can react so fast to things around you, like why that stubbed toe hurts right away!
Fact: The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica. Scientists have yet to settle on a definitive amount, but the storage capacity of the brain in electronic terms is thought to be between 3 or even 1,000 terabytes. To put this in perspective, the National Archives of Britain, containing over 900 years of history, only takes up 70 terabytes.
Fact: The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb, even when you’re sleeping.
Fact: Your subconscious cannot tell the difference between right and wrong. It's main job os to process, learn and remember things that it feels is useful or that we might need at some time in the future.
Fact: An idea, once accepted, will remain firmly in place until it is replaced by another. For example, up until the fifteenth century, people believed that the earth was flat. When it was proved that the earth was a globe, people of that time simply accepted this new fact, replacing the old belief with the new one.
Fact: The higher your I.Q. the more you dream. However, don’t take it as a sign you’re mentally lacking if you can’t recall your dreams. The average length of most dreams is only 2-3 seconds, which is barely long enough to register.
Fact: Why does time fly by so fast when doing something fun? It's because the subconscious mind doesn’t have a sharp sense of time and feels that time passes faster. And this is also what makes boring or not so fun times go by so slow.
Fact: The subconscious mind dictates that what you expect, will happen. If you are sure that you are going to fail an exam, you will most likely fail even if you have all it takes to succeed. Your thoughts and expectations serve as the master plan for your subconscious mind, so if you think strongly enough about something, so long as it doesn't conflict with what it already knows, your subconscious mind will do its best to make it come true.
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