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YOUR BRAIN IS MESSIN’ WITH YOUR HEAD Mark 11:23

5 Ways Your Brain Is Messing With Your Head

Your brain lies to you all the time, “For Your Own Good” and you don’t even know it

#5. Change Blindness

• It's your inability to notice changes that happen right in front of you, even if they're hugely obvious... as long as you don't see the actual change take place. Kind of like remembering people as they were 20, 40, 50 years ago even though you may see them periodically – you see the person you want to see.

#4. Saccadic Masking

• It's the 40 or so minutes per day that you're effectively blind.

• IF you were to quickly look at the wall to your left. When you flicked your eyes over there, for just a moment, you were blind. And you didn't even know it.

Why Does the Brain Lie About it?

• Ever watch a movie that gave you motion sickness, due to the camera whipping around too fast? This is what has some people getting sick during movies that use the "shaky handheld camera" gimmick. Your brain doesn't like those rapid, blurry changes in vision and so it blinds you for those moments.

#3. Proprioception

• It's your brain's map of your body. Your sense of proprioception is your brain's ability to sense where your limbs are.

• This is how you can put a sandwich in your mouth while your eyes are focused on the TV. Your brain knows where your hand is in relation to your face, thanks to proprioception. What’s important about this is that it is the 1st brain function to go when you are inebriated.

#2. Cryptomnesia

• It's sometimes called subconscious plagiarism. It's what happens when your brain takes someone else's ideas and experiences and makes you believe it is your own.

• Among the many things your brain isn't good at is correctly remembering where your ideas come from.

• Cryptomnesia happens when your brain finds a really good idea, but doesn't bother remembering that, oh, yeah, it's not yours.

Why Does the Brain Lie About it?

• Because when you really need to or want to remember something – your brain makes the experience so real that you think that you are the originator.

#1. Subconscious Behavior aka Best Guessing

• There is evidence that your brain makes predictions (oftentimes incredibly bad ones) about what's either happening or about to happen in the future.

• Once your brain has a good idea of what it thinks is about to happen, it acts on that prediction. AND it acts before you've made a conscious choice to act, either by moving parts of your body, or just by altering your perception.

Why Does the Brain Lie About it?

• Our brains aren't good at coping with entirely unexpected situations.

• We deal with almost everything that happens to us by comparing ongoing events with past experiences, mostly in our subconscious. Our minds pay much more attention to comparisons with past experiences than they do with the events facing you at any given moment.

• It’s what makes you THINK you can do things that you have never done before – but – you’ve seen someone else do…


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