Do you have the Brains? 10 Things about the Human Brain that you Never Knew

1. The capacity for such emotions as joy, happiness, fear, and shyness are already developed at birth. The specific type of nurturing a child receives shapes how these emotions are developed. Need a hand? Check out The Whole Brain Child.

2. The first sense to develop while in utero is the sense of touch. The lips and cheeks can experience touch at about 8 weeks and the rest of the body around 12 weeks.


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3. A study of one million students in New York showed that students who ate lunches that did not include artificial flavors, preservatives, and dyes did 14% better on IQ tests than students who ate lunches with these additives. That’s a pretty big difference. Pack your kids a healthy lunch, they won’t notice if it’s in a cool lunchbox!


4.You can’t tickle yourself because your brain distinguished between unexpected external touch and your own touch.

5. Women tend to take longer to make a decision, but are more likely to stick with the decision, compared to men, who are more likely to change their mind after making a decision. Seems like we could all use some help making Smart Choices.


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6. Boredom is brought on by a lack of change of stimulation, is largely a function of perception, and is connected to the innate curiosity found in humans. Grab your set of Cards Against Humanity and never be bored again.

7. The connection between body and mind is a strong one. One estimate is that between 50-70% of visits to the doctor for physical ailments are attributed to psychological factors.


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8. Most people dream about 1-2 hours a night and have an average of 4-7 dreams each night. Do your dreams leave you wondering? Try to decipher them with the Complete Dictionary of Dreams.


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9. Each time we blink, our brain kicks in and keeps things illuminated so the whole world doesn’t go dark each time we blink (about 20,000 times a day).

10. The average number of thoughts that humans are believed to experience each day is 70,000



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