When is "any high level" our brains

Suppose that we, for no apparent reason decided to tighten and reflect on four-dimensional hypercube, quantum mechanics or an infinite set, then of course, our brain will rebel. And he will be right. At the same time with a simple household tasks he copes without question. However, there can not be excluded a hitch.

Now we will analyze five common everyday life situations which, for various reasons, can cause "brain bug":


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Remember, whether you have is that you are for some reason went to the room, and when they entered, completely forgotten why they came. It turns out that the reason for this - the door.

At the University of Notre Dame (near Chicago, USA), psychologists have found that when passing through the doorway triggered mechanism, conventionally called "event boundary" in the mind, which separates one set of thoughts and memories from another, just like in the movie scenes.

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

However, when we get together at the same time to remember why they came and what were going to do ... it can be difficult.


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There are stimuli-sounds on each, maybe some of them - more than others - are less affected. These are: an alarm clock, a car horn, stuck in a traffic jam or a reminder to your cell phone, that he ends up charging. All of them irritate our ears. These sounds become a kind of soundtrack for the modern world, but each of them continues to annoy us - because it is a small "pinning" of our brain. Evolution is not accustomed us to this kind of sound signals, so we're trying to understand them. Natural sounds generated energy transfer is often from hitting one object on another, as in a drum pfu. In this case, the energy is transferred into the drum and then gradually dissipated, and the sound gradually subsided.

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


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Our brain is not able to share photos of objects or people that they depict, the evolution it was not incorporated.

a special study was conducted, during which it became clear that if a person is asked to throw darts at a photo of a stranger, his hitting accuracy will garazdo lower than if you hang a target, for example, Hitler's photo or other enemies.

Further experiments have shown that if a person cut a photograph of herself as a child, it may be sweating.

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


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But it happens: you will feel that the phone vibrates, look at it, and see the perplexity that it does not work? If you, like most people, while there are such "phantom vibrations" from time to time, it is because your brain is doing the wrong conclusions, trying to organize the chaos of your life. Poor brain is constantly being bombarded with information of all kinds. He has to filter the useless noise and isolate the important signals. In prehistoric times, our ancestors constantly taking curves branch of snakes.

Today the brain misinterprets everything from the rustle of clothes to murmur in the stomach, and in a hurry to tell us what we call, or send an SMS.

Similarly, it happens and vibrating phone illusion.


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And this is especially in movies, if the vehicle wheels are rotating 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 most of the turnover between the one and the other scenes, the most obvious to the direction of movement of the brain - the opposite, because it assumes the direction of the minimum difference between frames.

In real life, this happens because the brain perceives motion about the same as the camera - as a series of static 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.