10 Discoveries That Prove You’re a Smart Person

By Richard K. Noots

We aren’t neurologists or psychologist, so we may not always be up-to-date on the latest and greatest news about our brains. This is unfortunate because the brain is quite possibly the coolest organ we have, so we should know as much about it as possible. With that in mind, here are some quirky brain facts we’re betting you didn’t even know.

The reason you brain blacks out when you drink is because it temporarily loses the ability to make Memories.

Blackout drunk means your mind loses memory making
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Just smelling chocolate will make you more relaxed.
Chocolate will make relaxation
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The Dopamine released during sex is practically the same amount released when someone does Heroin.
Dopamine in Sex
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Forgetting things is what your brain does with “unnecessary” information.
Forget the Unnecessary
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The brain is expanding till at least in your forties. Never stop learning!
Never stop learning
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It’s a common misconception thinking there are two halves that are interdependent of each other in the brain. Both sides constantly work together.
No left and right side of brain
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A little bit of power has been scientifically proven to make even the most reasonable man far less empathetic.
Power destroys empathy
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Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia is the fancy way to say “Brain Freeze.”
Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia
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Dieting to much will cause your brain to feed on itself for the necessary protein.
Your brain will eat itself if it's starving
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Household violence can make a child’s neural patterns read like a PTSD-ridden combat veteran.
Violence in the Homes
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Pretty interesting, right? Who knows what else we’ll discover in the future.