What Are The Flaws Of The Brain?

The brain is the most powerful organ in the human body. It’s basically responsible for everything, from the way we move to what we think about.

But the human brain, and human thinking, have some significant flaws that you may or may not be aware of.

Let’s learn some brain facts, and talk about the distortion and flaws of human thought.

What Are The Flaws Of The Brain?

What’s an Example of a Flaw in Human Thinking?

People are naturally biased to think they are less at risk of something bad happening to them compared to others.

This effect is called optimism bias, has been demonstrated in studies across a wide range of groups.

Some Major Flaws of Human Thinking

  • Wishful thinking. (Optimism bias)
  • Binary thinking. (Black or White)
  • Self-projecting thinking. (Everyone thinks as I do)
  • Human-centric thinking.
  • False associations. (Confusion over causation and correlation)

(Source: dandanua.github.io)

What is Brain Fog?

Brain fog syndrome is characterized by confusion, forgetfulness, and an overall lack of focus and mental clarity.

It can be caused by a range of issues such as overworking, stress, or lack of sleep.

Is The Human Brain Smarter Than a Computer?

Experts agree that for now, humans tower over computers in general intelligence, creativity, and a common-sense understanding of the world.

Computers can beat human brains every time when it comes to mathematical calculations, or quantitative analysis. The brain can perform about a thousand basic operations per second, or 10 million times slower than a computer.  

But that doesn’t mean computers are smarter overall. 

Humans are better at analyzing new situations by recalling past experiences and making deductions about a new challenge.

Studies have also shown the brain has much higher computational efficiency than computers. This has led to attempts to design computers to better emulate the brain.

What Food Can Increase Brain Power?

Foods Linked to Better Brain Performance:

  • Green, leafy vegetables.
  • Fatty fish.
  • Berries.
  • Tea or coffee.
  • Walnuts.

(Source: www.health.harvard.edu )

Can Intelligence Actually Be Measured?

IQ tests measure a variety of skills like working memory, fluid reasoning, and verbal comprehension.

According to one expert, IQ tests are still not well equipped to provide meaningful scores for these separate abilities, and should be interpreted only as measuring someone’s overall general intelligence.

(Source: www.discovermagazine.com)

Is the Human Brain More Efficient Compared To Other Animals?

The human brain is actually not any more efficient than other mammals.

Brain scans of more than 100 mammalian species, including humans, revealed that the efficiency of information transfer in the brain is the same for all mammals, regardless of size.

Source: (www.medicalnewstoday.com)

Final Thoughts:

The brain is the most complex part of the human body. And sometimes we might believe that we know everything going on inside and around us, but that’s not always the case.

Misinterpretations about life situations and poor communication can lead to breakdowns in our personal and work relationships.

Question your own thoughts and beliefs once in a while.

Keep an open mind to the fact that we can never know it all, and can always learn a new or better way of doing things. Thanks for reading, as always let me know your comments or thoughts.

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Brain Bugs and Flaws of The Brain

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