5 things that cause brain glitch (6 photos)

If we, for no apparent reason, without prior training, offer our brain reflect on four-dimensional hypercube, quantum mechanics or an infinite set - it will rebel. And he will be right. However, as regards the perception of a more or less mundane objects of everyday life - here is our gray matter is generally cope. With a few exceptions egregious.
In this article you will find the five ordinary, everyday things, which, oddly enough, cause us "brain bugs»:


Have you ever happened to enter the room with a purpose (to take anything, for example), and then completely forget why they came? It turns out that the cause of these strange memory lapses ... lies at the door.

Psychologists University of Notre Dame (near Chicago, USA; approx. Mixstuff.ru) found that when passing through a doorway in the minds of the mechanism works, conditionally called "border events" that separates one set of thoughts and memories from another, just like scenes in the movie.

Your brain automatically "send to archive" the thoughts that you have owned in the previous room, and clears space for new ones. "The boundaries of the events" usually help organize our thoughts and memories, as we constantly move around and switch to the new challenges.

But when we try to remember why they came ... they were going to do ... or find ... may be difficult.


What irritates you most: the alarm clock, the car horn stuck in a traffic jam or a reminder to your cell phone, that he ends up charge? None of these sounds are not caresses our hearing. These tones have become a kind of soundtrack of the modern world, but each of them continues to annoy us - because it is a small "brain bug».

Evolution is not accustomed us to this kind of sound signals, so we are trying to realize them. Natural sounds are the energy transfer is often from the impact of one object on another, as in a drum battle. In this case, the energy is transferred into the drum and then gradually dissipated, and the sound gradually subside.

Our system uses a fading perception of sound information to understand what is happening - and why it sounds. A modern tones - it's like the car that was traveling at a speed of 60 miles per hour, and instead slowly to brake suddenly hit a wall. The sound does not change, does not abate, and our brain can not understand what it is and where it came from.


With photos similar story. As a grandmother, who learned how to use the Internet, but to him, and was not used, we constantly take pictures, but subconsciously our brain is still not able to distinguish them from objects or people, they are imprinted.

For example, studies have shown that if a person offer to throw darts at a picture, the image on which he did not connected, its accuracy will be much lower than if the same purpose it to provide a photo of Hitler or personal worst enemy.

In another experiment showed that if a person is asked to cut into small pieces photos related to childhood memories, he might be sweating.

Because behind us is not a million years of practice, our brain is still not able to distinguish the appearance from the reality.


You happens that you feel that the phone vibrates, gets it, and puzzled looking at a lifeless screen? If you, like most people from time to time there are such "phantom vibration", it is because your brain is doing wrong conclusions, trying to organize the chaos of your life.

Poor brain is constantly bombarded with information of all kinds. He has no use to filter noise and isolate important signals. In prehistoric times our ancestors constantly taking curves branches of snakes.

Today, the brain misinterprets everything from clothes to rustling murmur in the stomach, and hastens to tell us what we call, or send SMS.

Likewise it happens and the illusion of a vibrating phone.


We noticed that sometimes the movie seems like the wheels of a vehicle rotate in the opposite direction? This is because the camera captures still images with a certain frequency, and the brain fills the intervals between images, creating the illusion of continuous movement between similar frames. If the wheel does bo? most of the turnover of between one and another frame, the most obvious to the direction of movement of the brain - the opposite, because it assumes the direction of the minimum difference between frames.

However, the effect of wheels rotating in the opposite direction may occur in real life. The main theory explaining this phenomenon is as follows: the brain perceives the movement about the same as the camera - as a sequence of still images.

That is, our brain is making his own "movie" of the outside world, but the shots in this "movie" are replaced are not always fast enough to see the wheels spinning in the right direction.

Source: pryf.livejournal.com


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