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Human Body
5.2m viewsThe Craziest Facts You Never Knew About SleepingHow much do you really know about sleep? We live in a time of Siri, the Amazon Echo, and Snapchat, yet we still study the science ...
World History
308.3k viewsEarly Lobotomy Surgeons Would Literally Pour Alcohol Onto Their Patients' BrainsThe history of the lobotomy, a medical procedure that involved entering a patient's brain and severing the connections between the...
Interesting
416.0k viewsWhy You Hate The Sound Of Your Own VoiceThere comes a time in every person's life when they are faced with a startling, disconcerting reality—their own voice. If you're w...
Interesting
906.1k viewsPeople Who've Been In Comas Reveal What The Experience Was LikeHave you ever wondered what it's like to be in a coma? Imagine if your constant state was wondering what was real or imagined. Tho...
Medicine
507.7k viewsI Spent Four Days In A Psychiatric Hospital Unit - Here's What It's Really Like On The InsideIn 2013, I spent four days in a psychiatric hospital unit on an involuntary hold where I discovered what it's really like inside a...
Biology
2.5k votersFascinating And Somewhat Creepy Facts You Didn't Know About Your BrainOur brains are intricate machines, capable of some truly remarkable tasks - tasks of which most of us are unaware. There is a prac...
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617.3k viewsWhat Actually Happens When You Black OutIf you’re like 99% of the population, you’ve experienced that horrible sensation of waking up after a night of partying hard and n...
Biology
12.7k votersThe Most Unbelievable True Stories of How Brain Damage Changed PeopleThe brain is the most complex organ in the human body, and as such, any injury to it can have a profound impact on an individual. ...
Smarts
48.9k viewsThe Craziest Things People Do To Boost Their IQsIt’s no secret – most people want to be smart. And how do we prove to the world (and mainly, ourselves) that we are crazy IQ geniu...
Human Body
43.7k viewsEverything You Need To Know About ASMR, The Unexplainable Tingling In Your BrainHave you ever listened to the hum of a lawn mower on a summer afternoon, or heard someone rummaging through a drawer, or even sat ...
Interesting
71.8k views12 Reasons You Should Never Trust Your Own MemoryHuman memory capacity is pretty amazing, but don't fall into the trap of thinking you can rely on it all the time. It turns out th...
Medicine
37.9k viewsCommon Misconceptions About AutismApproximately one in every 68 children has autism. Despite its prevalence, the condition remains greatly misunderstood, and as a r...
Psychology
72.4k views14 Widely-Believed Pop Psychology Beliefs That Are Total MythsWhy do so many unscientific, unverifiable, and sometimes flat-out disproven pop psychology beliefs enter the cultural consciousnes...
Interesting
22.1k viewsFugue States: What Happens When You Forget Your Own IdentityWhat happens during a fugue state is as mysterious as it is distressing. This sort of dissociative amnesia can be triggered by tra...
Psychology
49.3k viewsColorful Facts You Should Know About SynesthesiaWhat is synesthesia? How does it affect the brain? What causes it? Synesthesia is a fascinating neurological condition, but resear...
Human Body
460.9k views13 Things You Won't Be Able To See If You Are ColorblindColorblindness affects about 2% of men and .5% of women in one form or another. When you're colorblind, you miss out on a lot of t...
Psychology
33.3k views14 Bizarre Facts About What It's Like To Live With Face BlindnessIt’s called prosopagnosia, a neurological disorder that leaves its sufferers unable to recognize individual faces. Also known as f...
Interesting
43.4k views12 Things You Didn't Know About Photographic MemoryPhotographic memory is the legendary ability to look at something and take a picture of it in your head, then examine that picture...
Interesting
183.5k viewsFascinating Facts The Average Person Doesn't Know About MisophoniaFrom the scraping of nails on a chalkboard to whatever it is that your annoying neighbors are doing upstairs, sounds can definitel...
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35.5k views17 Crazy Interesting Facts About DopamineWhat does dopamine do? Well, at the most basic level, everything you think, do, and are is basically part of one big chemical reac...