Human Brain

What secrets does the human brain hide? Latest discoveries in neuroscience & cognitive science and unbelievable facts about the human brain

  • Hindsight Bias

Hindsight Bias: Why We Overestimate Our Ability to Predict Events

By |2020-04-01T17:58:35+03:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

They say hindsight is a wonderful thing, but don’t you just hate it when people say things like ‘I told you that would happen’ or ‘I just knew it all along’? Are they particularly gifted in their ability to see into the future or predict the past? I’m afraid not. They are more likely to [...]

  • Willful Ignorance Examples

What Is Willful Ignorance & 5 Examples of How It Works

By |2020-03-19T20:24:54+03:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Willful ignorance is built on the deliberate avoidance of evidence that doesn’t match one’s existing beliefs. This can be a defense mechanism as it allows us to create a world we feel safe in, akin to confirmation bias. However, it is also often apparent in behavior that is socially harmful. In this post, we will [...]

  • known unknowns unknown unknowns

Known Unknowns vs Unknown Unknowns: Two Sides of Ignorance

By |2020-03-14T17:38:47+03:00March 14th, 2020|Categories: Food for thought, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

If I asked you how a CD worked, how confident would you feel in explaining it to me? Let’s say from 1-10? A 7, 8 perhaps? Okay, go on then, explain it, but in so much detail that I completely understand. Not so confident now? We’re talking about a phenomenon called known unknowns and unknown [...]

  • Benefits of Slow Thinking

5 Benefits of Slow Thinking, According to Science

By |2020-03-12T22:21:55+03:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

In a world where everything inexorably requires us to speed up, most people’s intuition tells them that being faster is better. However, according to research, our intuition may not always be as good as we think it is. Moreover, thinking slow may have several benefits over fast thinking in a variety of settings. In this [...]

  • Theories of Intelligence in Psychology

4 Most Interesting Theories of Intelligence in Psychology

By |2020-03-24T16:51:30+03:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Intelligence and how we gain it has been a puzzle for centuries, but there are four theories in psychology I think you’ll find most interesting. Psychologists have been trying to define intelligence for centuries, but many disagree on what intelligence really is. This has led to the development of many different psychological theories of intelligence [...]

  • cognitive effects

6 Cognitive Effects That Distort the Way You Think

By |2020-03-06T16:28:43+03:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

Cognitive effects can distort the way you think, increase anxiousness, and lead to numerous other difficulties. However, they are usually thought patterns viewing reality in an inaccurate and, typically, negative way. An example might be thinking “I am the unluckiest person on the planet”. As a result of this sort of thinking, or when experiencing [...]

  • Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon

Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon: a Curious Cognitive Effect

By |2020-02-27T22:43:17+03:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever learned about a new word, fact, idea or product and subsequently see it everywhere around you? This curious cognitive effect is known as the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon. So, is it just a coincidence? Or is there a scientific explanation behind this phenomenon? In this post, we take a look at what the Baader-Meinhof [...]

  • brain and emotions

Brain and Emotions: How Anger, Fear or Love Work in Your Brain

By |2020-02-21T15:44:50+03:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

The human brain is incredibly complex. Neuroscientists are still uncovering hidden depths to this intriguing organ. and there is still a lot that we don’t know about it. However, what we do know about the brain, and the part of it that deals with recognizing and controlling your body’s reaction to emotions is incredibly fascinating. [...]