9 Surreal Facts About Your Brain You Haven’t Heard Before

Did you know that your subconscious mind makes up over 80% of your brain matter? It’s true! Also, the subconscious controls over 95% of what you perceive and how you behave. Maybe those dreams really are meaningful.

Here are 9 more wild and interesting nuggets of truth about your gray matter:

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Do you think someone or something can force you to do what you don’t want to do? Do you feel like life is out of your hands?

Think again! No one and nothing can force you to think, say, or do what you don’t choose to do. There is also some evidence to suggest that mind over matter is a real phenomenon.

The brain can handle approximately does 10 quadrillion processes per second on average.

In contrast, your typical quad-core PC can do about 10 billion per second. The fastest computer in the world was clocked at 360 trillion operations per second.

Your subconscious is constantly aware.meditation builds brain cells

This part of your brain is always analyzing and processing that which is going on around you in the background. This is the reason why it completes so many processes per second!

Your conscious mind is the source of free will.

The small percentage of your brain consisting of conscious thought is the part of you that determines what you will do in life and how you think and reason.

The conscious mind is blind to what it does not want to see.

Your brain wants the things it perceives in the world to match up with what it has already experienced. In this way, it will disregard patterns with which it is not familiar. This is called inattentional blindness.

brain-chipThe conscious mind is the source of self-determination.

You choose your thoughts and impress these upon your subconscious mind. In this way your placement in the world is determined and also where you are going to go next. Conversely:

Your subconscious is silent.

The subconscious mind only understands images and patterns. This is what makes holding pictures of successful outcomes in your mind so important. Your subconscious will come to believe that what it is told is true. In this way…

…your subconscious can’t separate fact from fiction.

When you’re dreaming, most of the time your mind is tricked into thinking those events are really happening. The subconscious can’t tell the difference between a car and an image of a car, or between fantasy and real life.

You can train and re-train your mind.

Sometimes we have addictions or habits that are harmful, but we can train our brain through repetition and consistency. Once you have an idea, if you convince your brain enough times on a consistent basis that it is true, it will become so. We can set goals of happiness, abundance, or finding love by continuing to impress upon your brain the things you desire for your life!

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