10 Crazy Things Your Body Can Do
The human body is one of the greatest machines in existence. It is not only hugely complex and able to carry out millions of different tasks but it can also adapt to a variety of situations and conditions unlike almost anything else. It has been a source of study ever since humans gained self-awareness and science has now pushed our knowledge about it to new extremes. Yet, it is still one of the biggest mysteries as many of its functions and processes are still not properly understood. This gives the human body the unique ability to constantly surprise us with the amazing things it can actually do.
It Can Predict The Future
Recent research has seemed to indicate that the human body is able to anticipate future events, just before they happen. Several studies found that participant’s heart rates would increase and brain activity would change moments before something scary would happen, seemingly preparing for the incident without any cues.
It Can Warm Itself Using Just Thought
Research has been carried out on Tibetan monks who have claimed that they can raise their internal body temperature simply by meditating and thinking about flames building up inside them. This technique, known as Forceful Breath, was demonstrated to work and raise the temperature of the body by a significant amount.
The Mind Can Remember Almost Everything
While the idea of people having photographic memory is not something that most scientists believe in, there is documented evidence for people being able to recall details of any event from all sorts of dates in great detail. This effect can even be taught to those with poor memory, using techniques such as mnemonics and encoding, so that they can remember almost anything they want at will.
Your Eyes Can Tell When It’s Extremely Cold
While the body has plenty of ways to tell when it is cold, though these usually just involve things like shivering when the temperature drops to a reasonably chilly temperature. There is in fact one sure way that the body can tell you if it is becoming dangerously cold, through the eyes. Once temperatures get to this level, blood vessels in the eyeballs begin to constrict to save energy, causing temporary blindness.
Predict The Weather
Although older people have long claimed that they know it is going to rain or cold because their joints are hurting, there is actually some truth in that. The reasons for this are twofold, as a drop in pressure in the atmosphere can lead to pressure in joints increasing while a change in temperature can alter the amount of synovial fluid. Both of these can cause significant pain in joints.
Survive In Space
Well, at least you would be able to for a few minutes. Although Hollywood movies have conditioned us to believe that a human body would explode when exposed to the vacuum of space. The truth is though that the pressure would only cause a slight swelling of the body, while the blood would be safe as it is contained in a pressurized system. The only problem would be the air supply, meaning that a person would suffocate after a few minutes.
Smells Can Take You Back In Time
Many people will have experienced a moment when they have seemed to travel back in time and remember a certain event with all the emotion as if it were happening right now after smelling a particular aroma. This is because the part of the brain that registers smells is located in the same part as the limbic system, meaning it is closely related to emotions and memory.
It Can Hallucinate Just Through Sound
Playing sound at frequencies below 20 Hz can induce feelings of dread and extreme sadness. The effect can be so great that it can even cause the brain to have auditory hallucinations, while tones at 18 Hz can also affect the eyes, leading to visual hallucinations.
Sexual Organs Get Turned On Before The Brain
Studies have also shown that the sexual organs can be well ahead of the curve when it comes to being attracted to someone. Long before the brain actually begins to send out signals to the body or before you even realize yourself that you are attracted to a person, the sexual organs will begin to lubricate themselves as if you are turned on.
Become Super Strong
Everyone has heard stories of people suddenly gaining extreme strength in an emergency, allowing them to lift a car or push something incredibly heavy off their child. Often those stories will be true. This is because your body usually prevents you from overexerting your muscles to prevent injuries, but in emergencies this inhibition can be overridden as adrenaline is pumped through the body to allow someone to seemingly have superhuman strength.