As the moon influences people?
Luna has been a source of artistic inspiration and the object of worship since time immemorial. Greek philosopher Anaxagoras gave one of the first scientific explanation of the nature of the moon. Thus, he confirmed that the Moon is not a deity, and a large spherical body that reflects sunlight, which also had a personal divine. In 1610, Galileo described his observations of the Moon. Thus, it became known that the Earth's satellite, there are mountains and craters. However, despite the observations of the moon continued to rise to myths. One of the most common is the myth about the full moon preceding sleepwalk - sleep disorder that affects one in ten. But is it really?
The full moon in the forest
Natural satellite of Earth has always stirred the human mind. For centuries, people worshiped the Moon, studied it, and referred her to predict the direction of his life and health. So much so, that today you can often hear that even the hair cut is necessary in a particular phase of the moon.
It is believed that as soon as the dark clouds in the sky shifted, revealing the silver shine of the full moon, people on Earth are starting to go crazy. This story is repeated doctors, teachers and police around the world. Write in our Telegram-chat, what do you think about this, and yet to know the opinion of scientists.
Blame the full moon in the strange behavior - a long-standing tradition. In the first century AD Roman philosopher Pliny suggested that the full moon led to the formation of a greater amount of dew, which in turn led to an increase in moisture in the brain, and this, according to him, led to madness.
The idea that the full moon drives people crazy, still has not gone out of fashion. In the 1970s, a popular book argued that just as the moon controls the tides, its gravitational influence affects the liquid that spills into the human brain. Even today you can hear stories about the bad behavior of the students and the people affected by the strange occurrences at the full moon. But there is one big problem with all these theories: none of them are untrue.
What is the full moon
on the moon from a suburb view inspires
For decades, researchers have studied the hospital records and police reports. Again and again they came to the same conclusion - the full moon seems to have nothing to do with the strange events. No bursts of birth, no synchronized menstrual cycles and bouts of insanity.
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"I do not know of any repeated opening in the literature that there is a link between the full moon and strange behavior," - said Scott Lilienfeld, a psychology professor at Emory University. Often, studies that confirm this assertion does not stand up to scrutiny. In one article, researchers say that the full moon occurs more car accidents. Later, they refused to do so, he realized that many of the full moon fell on the weekend when more people are in the way. But despite the lack of evidence, many people still believe that the full moon is doing around the country.
How people justify the madness of
It is not clear where did this superstition. But in defense of believers in the "lunar lunacy," Luna has a certain influence on the Earth. Not surprisingly, people wondered whether the Moon can shape their lives.
Full moon over the city
Before artificial light the full moon could not let people sleep at night, including people with mental illnesses who have compounded the problem of falling asleep. But, no matter, where did this idea, people would probably have been easy to find evidence of their suspicions that the bad things happen is the full moon. Our brains are usually predisposed to see a connection where it is actually not. Once people have the idea that the moon is associated with odd behavior, they subconsciously seek confirmation of his thoughts. This type of thinking scientists was referred to as cognitive distortions. Experts believe that the cognitive bias is built into our thinking as a means of self-preservation. If you walk through the woods and see what looks like a snake, you go out of the way, if this is the case. But most of all in front of you is just a stick. The same applies to the full moon.
Our world is very unpredictable, and we can deliver relief to the idea that it is not so uncontrollable and so unpredictable, as we imagine. Around nothing stands still, and we like to think that it is the fault of the full moon, and not the cause of the world - a strange place, no matter what it looks like the sky.
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