May 26, 2017

5 Mysteries About the Human Brain That Are Baffling Neuroscience

The most complicated thing in the entire universe is the Human Brain. It is made up numerous neurons – equal to the galaxy’s stars!

Science is yet to completely understand the mysteries of the human mind. However, experts are gradually unfolding the mysteries of neuroscience.

Here is a list of some of the human mind’s mysteries:

What are dreams?

How does the brain generate them? What is their purpose? And the questions continue to take form.

Scientists are accepting possibilities of dreams. They think that dreaming exercises stimulate the brain via the hijacking of brain cells and their synapses.

Dreams also boost memory power.

Scientists are trying to analyze the decoded dreams and their frequencies. Most of them define dreams as the Rapid Eye Movement and that they occur when we are having a deep sleep.

Human Mortality 

The aging process is filled with mysteries. Human beings are born with every element that can resist injuries and diseases – yet they cannot combat aging. With age our power to fight decreases.

Why does the mortality rate increase with age? Aging is a crucial part of our genetics. It occurs because of cellular damage. And when our biological cells cease, we die.

Memories 

Scientists are yet to discover the origin of memories. Scientists have discovered that synapses and neurons fire up to make and store memories.

Consciousness 

Where does the mind begins and brain ends? Are souls same as our mind? What triggers thoughts, feelings and emotions in our mind? What is conscious? What correlates unconscious and conscious experience?

Researchers found out that a human being is aware of the decisions s/he will make in his/her conscious mind. It is also a game of neurons.

Why do we sleep?

Why do we spend so many hours in sleeping?

Scientists are puzzled about this concept. Sleep is vital for human existence. Too many hours of sleep can cause hallucination, mood swings and – in rare cases – death. Sleep consists of two states – REM or rapid eye movement and NREM or non-rapid eye movement.

During REM the brain remains active, while in NREM the brain delivers low metabolic level activities. NREM provides our body the much-needed break for the conservation of energy. However, REM sleep aids in the memory organization.

Originally published on The Power of Ideas.

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