10 Mysteries Of Human Behavior That Science Fails To Explain

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Humans behave in a multitude of ways, and each expression we show has a different meaning. Whether we’re feeling shy because someone we have feelings for is talking to us, or we’re being superstitious because we just walked under a ladder, broke a mirror or seen a black cat, these pieces of human behavior are quite puzzling. Have you ever stopped to think about why you feel these ways? Why we express ourselves in certain ways, and these ways are often visible to everyone else? Well, read on to find out about ten mysteries surrounding human behavior that science has yet to explain.


There is absolutely no scientific reason as to why we are superstitious, there’s no evidence that suggests that one event leads to another or that a black cat walking across your way is bad luck.


It’s been said that dreaming helps us to process and consolidate emotions without the rush of stress hormones, it also helps our memory and helps us with problem-solving.


Is painting, dancing, sculpting or playing/writing music all just hobbies or are they something else? Something like spreading your knowledge or sharing your experience.

Altruism Or Selflessness

There’s no reason as to why we are selfless, it’s believed that it is just a part of human nature and the way we were all brought up.


Everyone goes through adolescence but what is the cause of it? Some suggest that it helps our brain reorganize itself before adulthood but others say it allows experimentation in behavior before the responsibilities we take on as we get older.


It has been said that blushing is the result of an overactive sympathetic nervous system, but even Charles Darwin struggled to explain why we do this.

Picking Your Nose

Did you know that one in four teenagers pick their nose on an average of four times a day? There is no reason as to why we do this, some think it just boosts our immune system.


All we really know about laughing is that it boosts levels of feel-good endorphins that helps us to bond with others.


We don’t know exactly where the shy feeling comes from, we’re all unsure as to whether it is just from genetic traits, the way we were raised or our personal experiences.


There are theories that kissing is associated with memories of breastfeeding and that ancient humans weaned their children by feeding them from their mouths, which reinforced the link between sharing saliva and pleasure. But who knows what the real reason is.