Sunday, June 8, 2014

Random Facts About... Psycological Truths

These facts have a lot to do with the article I've already done about the Brain. Those of today are part of much less material circle. Today we're going to talk about mind...and our twisted psychology!!!

1. Getting paid for doing something you like can make you less creative.
2. There is a gene that can cause you to be negative most of the time.
3. 30 % of pregnant women crave non-food items, an eating disorder called PICA.
4. Romantic love is biochemically indistinguishable from having severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
5. People who spend more time in the sun are likely to be happier and happy people are more likely to fall in love because their happiness is infectious.
6. Your favourite song is probably your favourite because you associate it with an emotional event in your life.
7. Your mind "rewrites" monotonous speech of boring people to make it sound more interesting.
8. If you announce your goals to others, you are less likely to make them happen because you lose motivation, studies confirmed.
9. Five minutes after a dream, half of the dream is forgotten. Ten minutes after a dream, over 90% is forgotten. Write down your dreams immediately if you want to remember them.
10. The key to happiness is spending your money on experiences rather than possessions, according to studies.
11.  Posting a calorie chart in fast food restaurants leads people to choose less healthy foods.
12. There are more than 400 distinct phobias well recognised by psychologists.
13. There's a rare mental disorder where people imagine they are decomposing, dead or non-existent.
14. The type of music you listen to affects the way you perceive the world.
15.  Researchers are debating on adding internet addiction to the list of mental disorders.
16. According to a new research, Phobias may be memories passed down through generations in DNA.
17. The most common lie is "I'm fine".
18. Spending money on others yields more happiness than spending it on yourself.
19. It takes 4 seconds for a silence to become what we call the "awkward silence".
20. Its easier to remember things with your eyes closed.
21. When crying from happiness the first tear will come from the right eye but if you are crying from sadness it will come from the left.
22.  Studies have shown that eating food without preservatives can improve I.Q by up to 14%.
23. Excessive stress can alter brain cells, structure and function.
24. Blue is often used to decorate offices because research has shown that people are more productive in blue rooms. But at the same time it causes the brain to release relaxing hormones.
25. We are most creative at night and least creative in the afternoons.
26. The only innate emotions are joy, acceptance, fear, surprise, sadness, disgust, anger, and anticipation. Other more complicated emotions like love and guilt are believed to be combinations of these.
27. People are more likely to blame other people rather than the situation when something bad happens.
28. Cognitive dissonance is when you have two conflicting beliefs and you adjust one to fit the other.
29. People read faster with longer lines (but unfortunately prefer shorter ones).
30. And most important of all, smiling can make you feel happier. So SMILE :)

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