1. Research shows that relying more on google to provide us with facts and information weakens our memory. To retain information we need to process and play with ideas.
2. We differ in how much we crave junk food. Brain studies show that some people’s brains light up when they are shown the names of different junk foods. However, that is not the case for all of us.
3. Listening to music that triggers happy childhood memories results in a positive change in mood.
4. Recent MRI studies indicate that we tend to be more persuaded by adverts, and yield to the temptation to buy expensive products, when we are shopping with attractive potential mates. (That is we’re influenced by the desire to impress.)
5. Sometimes it best to trust your gut reaction and go with the leadings of your unconscious mind.
6. Studies on brain games indicate that they don’t significantly improve your memory. Instead, research from Stanford University reveals that if you want to learn and remember better, then you should listen to music.
7. Men have larger brains than women and are more likely to suffer from ADHD or have a language disability. However, women are more likely to suffer from mood disorders.
8. Unfortunately, our memory starts to decline from age 27 onwards!
9. Drinking in moderation is good for your brain, and may help to protect against strokes.
10. Current research appears to indicate that using cell phones may harm the brain and can interrupts normal sleep patterns.
For more information on these studies see: http://www.rd.com/slideshows/13-things-your-brain-wont-tell-you/?trkid=channel