How Our Primate Brain Craves For External Stimuli
What the brain does from the exact moment we wake is it battles itself from boredom. So we drink coffee to stay alert, constantly look at our smartphones for signs of life, surf pointlessly on the Internet. We’re constantly searching for any known stimulants which will entertain our mind.
The conscious brain has no particular aim. It just floats aimlessly, it’s not directed.
What it’ll continuously do is revisit previous experiences, scan for new exciting opportunities, attempt to solve problems, which kicks in the creativity juices.
These days, the boredom gaps are being filled in better from external sources, this thanks to the various gadgets which provides entertainment for everyone.
Occupying our brain and keeping it engaged becomes easier because of the Internet, which also blunts our ability to think for ourselves.
Doing nothing, becoming stagnant is now becoming precious for the mind. The best “ah-ha” moments we experience is when the mind is silent.
The best type of distraction, is when we’re quietly sitting and waiting for someone to arrive, or when lying in bed right before falling asleep. This is when we flow.
There are a variety of tricks and tactics that activates various triggers in the brain, which keeps us interacted and entertained.
Why Romantic Partners Remain Drug To The Brain
Opposite to we wanting lots of friends on Facebook or plenty of Twitter followers, which serves as a social order of evolutionary purpose, it’s our need for love, which ultimately evolves into the quest for reproduction.
What’s located somewhere in the remote region of the brain, is an extremely small area that’s responsible for the love response. It’s 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 the brain.
This is the same exact feeling and area which generates euphoria, that’s induced by certain recreational drugs.
So for those lucky enough to genuinely be deeply in love, instead of they thinking they’re actually in love, they’re instead feeling a “high” of a drug instead.
The Gag Reflex… Are You Getting Aroused Yet
Not being in the mood eventually turns into getting aroused, and for that to happen, to get into the mood, the entire process is thought to be evolutionary in nature.
This is based on thousands of years of humans shrugging off each other, when in the attempts to reproduce.
It’s the female who usually finally gives in. The reason being that “sex” is disgusting to them, the grunting, sweating, bad body odor, are the biggest turnoff elicitors.
So how then do people get it on. How are there now over 7 billion people on this earth, this since our original instinct is disgust towards our partners to do the “hump.”
The best explanation for this is there’s a temporary loss of senses, known as lust.
Perhaps fueled with a bit of alcohol, what lust does is eliminates the disgust factor and the “act” actually becomes enjoyable.
This activates a particular stimuli in the female, which weakens their defenses and hesitation when approached.
We Love Movies Because It’s Like We’re Dreaming
From the perspective of our brain which doesn’t know any better, it’s known that watching a captivating movie, and we having a dream, are both extremely similar experiences to the mind.
So there you sit, in a pitch dark theater eating popcorn. This sensation to the brain is the closest to sleeping in your own bed and dreaming.
The difference of course is you’re wide awake, eyes wide open. What you see on the screen however registers a similar response as if you were in a deep sleep, and dreaming it.
The film producers are aware of this, and have now fined tuned the movie making process to the point, to emulate the actual visual and audio of dreaming.
This is known as “sensori-motor” processing. This is the exact area of the brain that’s associated with analysis, self-awareness, and dreaming.
Experts argue 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 Fall Victim To The Crime Of Music
Music is a complete human emotion that’s universal. How it affects certain people 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 do not have the pleasure of feeling such sensation.
The core personality metrics such as conscientiousness, openness, and neuroticism, to experience music was measured on these dimensions.
It was found that ones “openness” to different experiences, related the best to those who felt the chills when listening to their favorite 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 this and other artistic mediums as well.
Every Breath You Take Reveals More Than Ever
It’s thought that doing those time consuming blood tests at the clinic, along with other intensive forms of diagnosis when it comes to medical issues, may soon be something in the past.
Medical experts are now actually able to use just breath sample tests.
This to uncover certain health disorders such as kidney function, diabetes, asthma, gastrointestinal infections, among others.
This occurs once the bio-markers in the exhaled breath sample, is analyzed.
If you’ve previously needed blood tests for whatever reason, you may now just need a simple breathalyzer test, if there is some type of volatile component.
To some experts in this area, it’s even thought that breath tests may eventually be more accurate than doing the actual blood tests themselves, when detecting certain types of illnesses.
You’re Nothing But A Social Reject
There’s proof that supports getting rejected in social settings, being an outcast, however unsettling that may feel, actually promotes more creative thinking for these individuals.
Those who are viewed by themselves along with the general population to be a bit more unique than others, a tad weird, will usually value their personal goals over social goals.
They’ll then reinforce their feelings of being distinct and unique, which increases their creativity.
What this does is helps the socially inept person to recruit better more creative ideas, from different areas of their brain.