10 psychological facts we don’t know about ourselves

Experts around the world dedicate their professional careers to the study of the human brain. Thanks to this, the causes of some behaviors and curious facts about human behavior have been discovered. Here we share some of these findings.

Our memories are not always the same

The events of the past are reconstructed every time we think about them. Contrary to popular belief, memories are not stored somewhere in the brain where they remain intact, but rather are modified as a result of forgetting and what happens afterward.

You’ll never have a million friends

According to Dunbar’s Number theory you can only have a close bond and communicate with 50 to 200 people.

better busy

The human brain prefers to be busy rather than idle, so when you have nothing to do you are likely to feel restless and unhappy.

limited memory

Our brain is capable of memorizing 3 or 4 blocks of information at a time. This information is only stored for 20 to 30 seconds and then we forget it, unless we repeat it over and over again.

We do not perceive everything we see

Our brain processes the information it receives through our senses. It analyzes what we see and presents it in a way that we can understand it. When we read a text quickly, what actually happens is that we perceive the first and last letters and the rest we complete because we have already seen it before.

The unconscious is king

Although we believe that we act consciously, 60 to 80% of daily decisions come from the unconscious. We perform multiple actions automatically, without thinking about them. This generates that later we do not have the certainty of having locked the house, turned off the lights or unplugged the iron.

When you sleep you are also awake

When the rest of the body decreases its activity, the brain increases its activity. It is even higher during sleeping hours. In any case, the activity that takes place during wakefulness and that which takes place during sleep originates in different places in the brain.

Did you know some of this data?