Myths and facts about the human brain

Fact: Looking at the photo harder than playing chess. The fact that a person is often quite difficult to identify the visual objects. Seen briefly the object can easily be mistaken for something else. For example, the figure of a man standing on the dark road, may well be a road sign.

Myth: A person can only use 10% of his brain. Despite raskhozhest this opinion, in fact people daily use the full potential of your brain. Various studies have shown that even for simple jobs are activated almost all parts of the brain.

Fact: Yawning helps the brain to wake up. Yawning is often associated with lack of sleep and boredom, but in fact it helps a person to wake up. During yawning expands the windpipe, which makes it easy to get more oxygen, which is then moved into the blood, making us more cheerful.

Myth: blind hear better. Studies have shown that the blind hear faint sounds better than all the rest. However, the blind better developed auditory memory. They will understand the meaning of a sentence in a foreign language, as well as better define the source of the sound.

Fact: Computer games are taught to do several things at once. The best source of training the ability to perform several tasks at the same time are computer games. The shooters, for example, you need to shoot as many enemies, attacking from different directions. Games cause people to disperse attention and quickly react to the slightest change in the situation.

Myth: The larger the brain, the more the mind. The size of the brain does not affect intellectual abilities. However, according to the researchers, the mind depends on the synapses - contacts between neurons. The number of synapses increases in childhood and adolescence life and affects intelligence.

Fact: Exercise helps keep the brain in shape. Regular exercise increases the number of capillaries in the brain that can deliver more oxygen and glucose. Former athletes with age lose their mental health is much less likely than others. To be effective, exercise must last at least 30 minutes several times a week.

Fact: The human brain uses less power than a light bulb in the refrigerator. Communications between brain cells are transmitted by electrical signals. It uses 12 watts of power - less than for light bulbs in the refrigerator.

Myth: Mozart's music makes children smarter. This myth has appeared in 1993, when the journal Nature published a study according to which 10 minutes of listening to Mozart improves the results of examinations of college students. The news was immediately replicated in the media, which replaced "students", "little children." However, no evidence of the influence of classical music on the intellectual abilities of man has since been received.

Fact: stupid song is very difficult to forget. The brain remembers the daily routine of man, starting with coffee and ending with the road along which he must travel to get to the house. The ability to remember this sequence makes it possible to everyday human life. Often, the brain automatically switches hear the melody in this algorithm and periodically reminds her man.




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