Psychology - the Way People...

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Have you ever wished you could instantly figure out what other people are thinking? What triggers them to think that way? Or react to a certain moment differently than others? psychology is interested in an enormous range of topics, looking at human behavior and mental process from the neural level to the cultural level. Psychologists study human issues that begin before birth and continue until death. Even though many scientists along with psychologists have been studying "the human" for thousands of years! These studies will never stop because life is a never ending cycle, if you analyze it quite carefully, you see, life never ends! Like the water cycle! It's always there, it just goes through phase changes. After all we do pass on our genes from generation to generation therefore the study of Psychology will never end! Life is a never ending cycle that I'm absolutely fascinated with! But what's even more fascinating is ... Once we have life... Why do we react to the events of life the way we do...

Our brain is constantly interpreting everything we see, our brains create shortcuts in order to try to make sense of everything we see around us. We have so many sensory inputs that go into our brain by the second (I'm talking millions!) that our brain tries to make sense of it all at once! Therefore many times we are deceived by what we see, when it isn't really what are truly seeing. A lot of what we interpret seeing is triggered by culture, emotions, familiarization and many factors belonging to the eye of the beholder. Our brain looks for simple patterns, for instance if we look at a field with four cows standing next to four more cows standing next to four more cows our brain will instantly group them and we will describe them as three groups of four cows each due to the space in between the "groups" which our brain will interpret as a pattern. Our brain wants to see patterns! and your brain will create them even if there are none there.

Ever wondered...
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