We do not think about how our thoughts and behavior can be modified by heat or cold.
Scientists have made an interesting and potentially important findings of the research concerning temperature conditions. They invited a man in a hot room and asked to describe the behavior of the offender. According to the test, the offender acted violent and spontaneous.
Man in cold room is likely to define the same as a cold-blooded criminal, and his behavior considers intentional. It turns out that the room temperature can have a huge impact on the outcome of the trial and sentencing.
Experts suggest that while you reading in silence, listening to someone or thinking, you activate the same areas of the brain.
Brian Pasley, a scientist from the University of California at Berkeley, said that when you read the text in the newspaper or a book, you hear a voice in your head.
The researchers tested the research with a group of epileptic patients with implanted electrodes. Each person was reading the same text in silence, to check the accuracy of the decoder.
While the brain activity of reading silently was a little different from reading aloud, the researchers were still able to decipher some words correctly. However, their algorithm still requires a lot of work before it will be accurate enough to help people with disabilities.
Scientists conducted an experiment in which the participant was asked to put his hands on the table in front of him. Then, hammer knocks on his right hand. Every time the hammer starts pounding, men heard the sound of hitting the marble.
A few minutes later the man felt his hand becomes unnaturally solid and heavy, like a piece of marble. However, his pain threshold fell sharply. Researchers tested this by threatening him with a needle, which was put to his hand very close, but there was no reaction.
Scientists have discovered that the human brain constantly takes information from senses in order to update the perception of the material of the body.
Scientists conducted an experiment in which participants were given placebo pills and tolcapone.
Tolcapone used to treat Parkinson's disease, promotes the production of the chemical dopamine, which is in the prefrontal cortex and associated with the motivation and incentives. Neither the researchers nor the subjects knew who received the drug and who got the placebo.
After taking the pill, participants had to share money with strangers. Those people who swallowed Tolcapone tried to share their money with strangers equally.
The most disturbing effects of isolation is mental. Extreme isolation, such as solitary confinement, could harm mental health. This is due to the slowing down of time and the possible appearance of hallucinations.
Effects of long isolation can be devastating. In 1961, during an expedition in the French Alps one of the geologists remained underground without daylight for two months - long enough to see the changes in his body. When he came to the surface, his team found that he had experienced a time shift. For him 5 minutes have passed for 120 seconds.