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The human body and its brain are pretty incredible. They’re also fragile and dumb. Realizing this can make your life miserable, or you can look at it as an opportunity and take control. Learn a few built-in superpowers you may not have known you had. All they take is a little practice.
Much of what we don’t understand about being human is simply in our heads. The brain is a befuddling organ, as are the very questions of life and death, consciousness, sleep, and much more. Here’s a heads-up on what’s known and what’s not understood about your noggin.
Via Live Science
We tend to think of body language as something that expresses our internal states to the outside world. But it also works the other way around: the position of our body also influences our mind.
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At high school, it’s invariably the kids that day dream who get told off. But a new study suggests that it’s those of us whose minds wander that have the best working memory—and working memory is itself directly associated to intelligence.
Full story at Gizmodo
Never let yourself forget how much we still don’t know about our brains and bodies. Specifically, the relationship between the two. Not only can a placebo fool the body into thinking sugar is a pain reliever, but the brain can fool the body into thinking it’s sick, complete with physical symptoms.
Thinking of getting somewhere in a hurry? A new gadget from mobile app studio Chaotic Moon Labs proves that the future of travel is only limited by the imagination.
If perception is reality then you want the clearest view possible. That means illusions, criticisms, and nagging thought-forms all need to be swept out so you can hear your truth and make space for your most desired feelings to show up.
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Have you ever heard of the term “brain rot”? It’s a zombie kind of state that occurs when you intensely overdose your brain with wrong typically junk information, right on where both your thoughts/logic and actions emerge as very distressed. Only when you leave your comfort zones, and thrust yourself to progress, will you attain valuable new skills; improve your awareness, and thoughts.
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It could be that we are on the verge of a great deluge of cognitive enhancement. Or it’s possible that new brain-enhancing drugs and technologies will be nothing compared to how we’ve transformed our minds in the past. If it seems that making ourselves “artificially” smarter is somehow inhuman, it may be that similar activities are actually what made us human.
Full story at The Atlantic