What the brain does, the instance that it wakes up from a long slumber, is it battles itself from getting bored. So we drink plenty of coffee to stay alert, exercise, constantly look at our smartphones for signs of life, aimlessly surf on the Internet. We go on a quest, to search for known stimulants, which will entertain our mind.
The conscious alert brain has no particular purpose or aim, it just floats. It’s not directed. What it will continuously do is revisit previous experiences, have flashbacks, scan for new exciting opportunities, attempt to solve problems, which kicks in the creative juices.
Wrestling With Boredom
These days, the boredom gaps get filled in quicker from external sources, this thanks to the various gadgets of technology which provides entertainment for everyone. So occupying the brain becomes easier, which also blunts our ability to think for ourselves, or learn.
Doing nothing, becoming stagnant is now turning precious. The best “ah-ha” moments come when the mind is silent, when there’s no distractions. This could be when sitting quietly by yourself, or when lying in bed right before falling asleep.
Entertainment can be mind blowing awe. Their construction are scientifically designed, tailored to make us even better people. There’s a variety of tactics which activates various triggers in the brain, keeping us interacted.
Why Romantic Partners Remain Drug To The Brain
As opposed to our need for lots of friends on Facebook, which serves as a social order of evolutionary purpose, it’s our drive for real true genuine love, which evolves us into the quest for reproduction.
What’s located somewhere in the remote regions of the brain, is an extremely small area that’s responsible for the love response, which is more intense than just “liking” someone, having an ordinary friendship.
The sensation of love, that pang in the groin, the hunger of being infatuated is a “gut feeling” which is manufactured by this specific area of brain. The same exact area and feeling, which generates euphoria that’s induced by certain recreational drugs.
So for those lucky enough to be genuinely in love, this instead of they “thinking” that they’re in love, they’re instead feeling a “high,” similar to a drug.
The Gag Reflex… Are You Getting Aroused Yet
We begin by not being in the mood, then it eventually turns into getting aroused, and for that to happen, for it to elevate into lust, the entire process is instinctively taken over by animal magnetism.
This is based on thousands of years of humans shrugging off each other, getting the “cold shoulder,” all in the attempts to reproduce.
It’s usually the female of the species, who eventually gives in. The reason being, having sex is disgusting to them, the grunting, sweating, the bad body odor, being the biggest turnoffs.
So how then, do we humans “get it on” at all. How are there now over 7 billion people on this earth, this since our original thought is disgust, when doing the “hump.”
The most logical explanation, is that there’s a temporary loss of senses, which activates the lust, which eliminates the disgust factor, and “doing” it actually becomes enjoyable. This activates a particular stimuli, which weakens the defenses and hesitation.
We Love Movies Because It’s Like We’re Dreaming
From the perspective of your brain, which doesn’t know any better, what’s been discovered, is that watching a captivating movie, and dreaming are both extremely similar experiences for the mind.
So there you sit, in a pitch dark movie theater eating popcorn. This sensation to the brain, is extremely similar to sleeping in your bed and dreaming.
The only difference being, that we’re wide awake. What the brain sees on the screen however, registers a similar response as if you were in a deep sleep, and dreaming it.
The movie producers have now perfected the movie making process knowing this, to emulate the actual visual and audio, to what’s known as “sensori-motor” processing. This is the exact area of the brain, that’s associated with analysis, self-awareness, and dreaming.
What experts claim, is that this particular region of the brain, known as the prefrontal cortex, is what allows us to get lost in the movie, and gets us in that dream like state.
Why We All Love Music
Music has become a human emotion, that’s universal. How it affects certain people however, are as varied as it sounds, which is highly dependent on the personality of the listener.
There are some, who will get actual “chills” up their spine listening to a certain musical piece, which is an actual medical condition. But most aren’t privileged to feel such sensation.
The core personality metrics such as conscientiousness, openness, and neuroticism, to experience music are measured on these dimensions.
It was found that those who are more “open” to experiences, related closer to those who felt the chills, when listening to music.
Those who scored high on openness, tended to be more creative, curious about various things, while having active imaginations.
So if you happen to get the occasional goosebumps yourself, when listening to music, then you’ll most likely feel the same in other artistic mediums as well.
Every Breath You Take Reveals More Than Ever
Having a needle poked in you for blood tests at the clinic, or having other intensive forms of medical diagnosis to reveal certain health issues, may soon be something of the past.
Medical experts, are now able to take breath sample tests, to uncover certain health diagnoses such as kidney disorder, diabetes, asthma, gastrointestinal infections, among others. This once the bio-markers in the exhaled breath, is analyzed.
So in the past, if you’ve ever needed to get a blood test for whatever reason, all that you may need to do in the future, is just provide a “breath” test, this provided there’s some type of volatile component.
For experts researching this area, they claim that breath tests may eventually be more accurate than doing the actual blood test, when detecting certain types of illness.