10 Psychological Facts About Yourself

Some interesting facts about human behavior. Followings are just basic psychological facts about each and everyone of us: read in-depth scientific articles/findings on what psychology thinks about you, from numerous posts on this blog.

You perform worse under too much stress.

Several studies show the brain of one under tons of stress doesn’t perform optimally but worse!

Humans are the only animals to produce emotional tears.

The width of your armspan stretched out is the length of your whole body.

While not exact down to the last millimeter, your armspan is a pretty good estimator of your height.

You blame people rather than the situation.

The mind works this way i.e. blaming another person rather than the circumstance.

One human hair can support 3.5 ounces.

That’s about the weight of two full size candy bars, and with hundreds of thousands of hairs on the human head, makes the tale of Rapunzel much more plausible.

The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve Razor blades.

Hydrochloric acid, the type found in your stomach, is not only good at dissolving the pizza you had for dinner but can also eat through many types of metal.


Your brain doesn’t rest when it’s sleeping.

Our minds are quite active while we’re snoozing. Professor Matthew Wilson of MIT studied sleep in rats and humans and found that during sleep, we are merging new memories and making new connections.

Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system.

Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

As a man, the presence of an attractive woman beside you elevates your physical risk taking.

According to researchers, testosterone levels increases in men when attractive women were present.

You can only remember 3-4 things at a time

Humans are able to remember 3-4 things at a time for about 20 seconds or forget them unless they repeat the information over and over, according to a study conducted by Professor Alan Baddeley of the University of New York.

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