10 Weird Things People Do Everyday

Ashish Nishad

“The brain makes up about 2 per cent of a human’s body weight”

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The Human mind is a mysterious thing.

We do and try a lot of things every day that don’t really make sense if you really break it down. We dream, sleep, and laugh, and do many of the things but It seems so natural we don’t really think about it.

Well, fortunately, scientists hardly think about it. Then they do some experiments to learn more about the human brain.

1. Lie

People lie we do it for multiple reasons (some hateful and others completely benign), but everybody lies sometimes. And we’d be lying if we said we knew why.

The truth is that that scientist aren't sure why human speaks lies, but they do know that lying is common factors and that it is likely linked to various psychological factors. Foremost amongst these circumstances is self-esteem, according to Robert Feldman, a psychologist at the University of Massachusetts. Feldman, who studies the underlying causes of human deceit, has found that when a person’s self-esteem is threatened, he or she will “immediately begin to lie at tremendous levels”

“We’re always trying so much to impress other people but maintain the view of ourselves that is consistent with the way they would like us much, Feldman told Live Science in 2006. In other words, people often lie to make social situations more natural. This might means telling a lie ta avoid hurting someone else’s feelings or to avoid a fight.

2. Gossip

If you’re like most people, then you've probably been on at least one end of the grapevine a few times. Like it or not, gossip is a piece of everyday life. In fact, scientists consider that gossip may actually bring us, humans, closer together.

Robin Dunbar, a primatologist at Oxford university in the United Kingdom, likens gossip to the endless grooming of the other primates. baboons pick bugs out of each other’s back hair; we human talk about behind their backs. it’s the verbal glue that keeps our social bonds or relationship strong according to Dunbar.

3. Get Bored

Everybody gets bored sometimes or when we don’t have any work. if you really think about it, feelings of boredom are pretty strong. After all, there’s a whole wide world full of stuff to do. How could humans lack something to keep us occupied?

It turns out that that boredom isn’t really about keeping busy. Boredom stems from an objective lack of neurological excitement, which brings about a subjective psychological state of disappointment, frustration, or disinterest, according to researchers who study this yawn-inducing subject.

And some people are further prone to boredom than others. People who have conditions that affect their ability to pay attention (like ADHD) might be more susceptible to boredom, according to a study published in the journal perspective on psychological science in 2012. Age strength also plays a role in determining someone’s susceptibility to boredom. Research has found that people nearing the end of their young adulthood, around age 22, maybe less likely than teenagers to get bored.

“In that age range, the frontal cortex in the final stages of maturation,” and part of the brain helps with self-control and self-regulation,” James Danckert, professor of cognitive neuroscience at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, told live science in September 2016.

4. Think About Dying

Ever think about dying? If you answered “no” to that question, then you’re not like most folks, for whom thoughts of death and dying are “very natural,”. According to Pelin Kesebir, an assistant scientist and psychologist at the centre for Health mind at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

While obsessing over one’s personal mortality isn’t necessarily normal, we humans do tend to think of their own passing (or that of loved ones) from time to time. People might think about death a lot of time in a week or day because of our sophisticated brains, Kesebir told live science in September 2016. Our Brain “makes us painfully aware of inevitable mortality,” and this awareness clashes with our biologically wired desire for life, “She said.

This morbid pondering causes anxiety for some, while for others it can be a source of “immense clarity wisdom,” she added.

5. Do stuff That’s Bad For Us

Smoking cigarettes, drinking heavily, using drugs- all of these things are bad for us, and yet, setting this self-destructive behaviour aside can be a real chore. Why is it so hard for humans to leave their bad habits? Scientists list several reasons why we don’t always know what we know is good for us.

Aside from a genetic preference for certain addictive habits, some people might engage in risky behaviour, like using drugs or alcohol, because they’re not really thinking through the outcomes of these actions, according to Cindy Jardine, a professor in the school of public health at the University of Alberta, in Canada.

“But it’s not because they haven’t gotten the information that these are big risks. We tend to sort of life for now and into the limited future, not the long term, “Jardine told live science in 2008.

6. Cry

How that sadness causes water to spill from our eye! Among all animals, we alone cry tears of emotion.

Not only do they serve the purpose of communicating the feeling of distress, but scientists believe tears also carry certain undesirable hormones and other proteins that are produced during periods of stress out of the body, which may explain the cathartic effects of “a good cry.”

7. Blush

Turns out, the cheek-reddening reaction is a universal human response to social awareness. Everyone does it some more than others. Common blushing triggers includes meeting someone who is important, receiving a blessing, and experiencing a strong emotion in a social situation.

Blush biology works like this: Veins in the face expand, causing more blood flow into your cheeks and producing a glowing complexion. However, The scientists are stumped as to why all that happens, or what function it serves.

8. Blink

It’s not that uncommon that weblink: The tenth of a second-long activity clears aways dust particles and spreads lubricating fluids across the eyeball. what is strange, though, is that we lose to notice the world plunging into darkness every10 seconds.

Scientist has found that human brains have a talent for neglecting the momentary blackout. The various activities of blinking suppress activity in several areas of the brain responsible for detecting environmental changes so that you experience the world around you as continuous.

9. Zone Out

No matter how hard we might try to stay focused on every task, such as brushing our teeth or queuing for coffee, we simply can’t stop the mind from straying. Fortunately, those they’re vital to creativity and imaginative thought.

Instead of staying totally focused on a dull and familiar external stimulus, neuroscience research shows that our awareness waxes and waves, and we spend 13 per cent of the time “zoned out”. During this time, we are free to float along internal streams of consciousness, following whenever our minds randomly take us perhaps arriving at “eureka! moment, or at the very shortest, a spontaneous and interesting idea.

10. See In 3D

Hey, wait for a second… how do two eyes produce 3D vision?

It’s actually a trick of the mind (or three tricks, to be exact). First, Our brains utilize “binocular disparity” the petty difference between the images seen by our left and right eyes. Our brains use the two skewed versions of a scene to rebuild its depth.

For close-up objects, the brains register the “convergence” of our eye or the angle they swing through to focus on the objects, to decide how far away it is.

When glancing at things on the go, we subconsciously gauge distance by registering “parallax.” That’s the difference in speed at which closer and farther objects seem to move as you pass them.

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