You probably definitely don’t need us telling you how complex the human brain is. It’s this gray, squishy organ that is considered the control center of our whole bodies and it’s also so incredibly capable of ruining our whole entire day at any given point. (If you know you know!) Today we’re looking at some interesting psychological facts that just really brought some things full circle for us. Let’s take a look!
If we have a Plan B, our Plan A is less likely to work. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that volunteers that had a Plan B in place to execute a task actually did worse than those that didn’t have a Plan B to speak of. We are considering this a lesson in preparedness, and that lesson is to consider your options, but keep plans vague. Never let ‘em know your next move, but include yourself in that as well.
‘Catching a yawn’ is actually a sign you’re empathetic. Most of us have probably experienced the obligatory yawn that occurs after seeing someone else yawn, and the reason for that probably has a lot to do with empathy. This is the reason toddlers and those with autism typically won’t ‘catch’ a yawn.
You know how it always seems like the negativity is louder than the positivity? Well, you aren’t wrong. Just as an example, you’re more than likely to forget that someone on the street complimented your outfit while you’re more likely to remember that a kid in your 2nd-grade class said your shoes were weird that one time.
Where your tears come from dictates your feelings. Yeah, our minds were blown too. If your first teardrop comes from your right eye, you’re crying tears of joy; if that first tear comes from your left eye, those are tears of pain.
Upon dying, a person still has seven minutes of brain activity seeing memories in a dream-like state. This is why science says that, from what they know, our life flashes before our eyes upon death.
Have you ever seen a baby animal so cute and so sweet and so perfect in every way that you wanted to squeeze it? That’s totally normal. When our brains are so overwhelmed with positive emotions, a little bit of aggression seeps out to really balance that high.
Your favorite song in the history of ever is your favorite song for a reason. And that reason has nothing to do with the lyrics or the melody, but it has everything to do with the link that song has with an emotional moment in your life.