In a bid to make sense of the sudden emergence of the brain, Vox asked some experts about their findings.
The results may shock you.1.
The brain is made up of hundreds of billions of neurons.2.
Its neurons are organized into cells and synapses.3.
Each cell is like a piece of paper and the paper is like one neuron.4.
In neurons, the same neuron can have many different states of activity.5.
A neuron has multiple connections.6.
A single neuron can communicate with multiple neurons.7.
There is a connection between two neurons.8.
There are connections between many neurons.9.
There can be multiple connections within a single neuron.10.
There’s a connection in the brain between two regions of the same brain.11.
A brain can store information, but its contents are limited.12.
There will be a bottleneck if the brain contains too much information.13.
It’s difficult to separate out the signals of a neuron and how it functions in a system.14.
Some neurons will be more sensitive than others.15.
The size of a cell determines how many neurons are in it.16.
Some people are born with large brains.17.
The human brain is unique because it has the ability to adapt to a variety of environments.18.
A lot of people have an innate desire to be better, even when it’s just a little bit.19.
We have a tendency to focus on the big picture and make it our priority.20.
Our brains are wired for self-reflection and self-control.21.
We all have a need to be reminded of our strengths and flaws, and this need can be very powerful.22.
We’re wired to have an intense sense of self-worth and self worth is an important element of emotional intelligence.23.
We’ve evolved a way of thinking and behaving in the face of challenges, and our brains are very good at dealing with adversity.24.
Our genes predispose us to be less vulnerable to mental illness.25.
We learn best when we are in a relationship with someone we like and trust.26.
It is easier to trust someone who knows what they’re talking about than someone who isn’t.27.
We don’t have to look far to find evidence that we’re in fact more intelligent than we think we are.28.
People with a genetic predisposition for ADHD are more likely to experience depression.29.
The more a person knows about something, the more likely they are to use it.30.
Our minds have been designed to take in information in a certain way.31.
We use our brains to analyze things and predict the future.32.
We are more sensitive to the thoughts of others than we are to those of our own.33.
Our emotional intelligence is a critical part of our intelligence and we have it in spades.34.
We tend to make decisions based on our emotions, and if we were to lose the ability or the strength to make these decisions, then we would suffer.35.
Our brain is incredibly powerful, but we need to keep it in check.36.
If we don’t train our brains in the right way, we can lose it.37.
When we are stressed or overwhelmed, our brains don’t function optimally.38.
The body is not made of cells.
It doesn’t require oxygen.39.
When you’re stressed, you have to eat.
You can’t just walk away from it.40.
We need to remember that we can change the world if we take a few steps.41.
We aren’t perfect, but the more we practice, the better we are at changing our world.42.
We can’t change our brains.
We just need to train our minds.43.
We train our brain to make more connections, but it also makes us less capable of doing that.44.
The way our brains make sense is that we need a lot of information, a lot more information, to make a good decision.45.
We only make decisions when our brains know what the answer is.46.
We become very good negotiators when we know the right thing to say to make our opponent happy.47.
We cannot control the way our brain makes decisions, so we need help to make them right.48.
We make the most of our lives.49.
We rely on our minds and our bodies for most of the things that we do.50.
We like to be the first to say what we think, but when we need it, our brain just makes it happen.51.
We love our children and we feel it’s the most important thing in the world.52.
We believe in our brains, but our brains believe in us.53.
We prefer to think before we act, and we prefer to do things first.54.
We often feel bad when we don to some things because we don.55.