These psychological facts will definitely blow your mind!
Psychologists and neuroscientists are constantly finding out fascinating new psychological facts about the brain—and some of them have significant implications for your manifestation potential.
Here’s the science behind 7 mind-blowing psychological facts, along with explanations of how you can use these facts to your advantage
7 Mind-Blowing Psychological Facts You Didn’t Know About Yourself
1. You Have “Inattention Blindness”
Inattention blindness is the phenomenon whereby people frequently miss significant changes in their visual field. This is why you’re not always consciously aware of significant things that are actually right in front of you.
So, even if you think it should be obvious if you’ve met your soulmate (for example), the truth is that you might not even have noticed this person’s first appearance on the scene!
Make a concentrated effort to look harder for signs, opportunities and important lessons that the Universe is sending.
And keep an open mind. Because in addition to “inattention blindness” our brain is also often guilty of only focusing on seeing things from one perspective.
The image above is just one of many examples of how your eyes and brain can fool you. When you first looked at it, did you see a man standing sideways (his profile) or did you see a partial frontal shot? You had to look again to see a different version of the image, didn’t you?
2. Most Of Your Decisions Are Made Unconsciously
When you do things like pro and con lists, you think these are what influence your eventual decision, whether you’re making a purchase or choosing a life path.
In truth, unconscious decision-making factors are more powerful (such as the potential for social validation, or what will help you maintain a consistent persona).
For example, when you are buying that new laptop, you think you are basing your decision on the research you’ve done. That you have logically analyzed all the relevant factors: the price, the warranty and return policies, what programs you are going to install, how much space you will need etc.
But really your final decision will depend a lot on your unconscious mental processing.
For example, “I have always wanted this particular one, because I have seen it in films and it looked cool” (social validation) or “I like to have the newest gadgets, so I am going to buy the most recent version even though I don’t necessarily need it right now” (personality).
This doesn’t mean that unconscious decision-making is bad or irrational. It simply helps our conscious mind which sometimes struggles to process the overwhelming amount of data we’re getting every day. This is why we have developed “instincts” that we should take into consideration when making a decision.
But, even though it’s crucial to trust your gut, you’ll also benefit from working to “train” the subconscious part of your mind to think more positively (by doing things like creating an environment that’s conducive to favorable and optimistic unconscious responses).
Start by finding any subconscious “success blockers” that you might have and eliminate them.
This is the only way you’ll become a more positive person overall—and therefore more capable of manifesting your intentions.
3. You Read Faster With A Longer Line Length—But Prefer Shorter
Research shows that if you want to read faster, 100 characters per line is the optimal length. However, you will actually prefer reading a shorter length of 45-72 characters per line.
This is really useful to know when you’re making inspirational signs or post-it notes for yourself, or when you’re deciding how to design your dream board.
You’ll have a more positive psychological experience with a shorter line length.
4. You Can Only Remember 3-4 Things At A Time
Although you might think you can remember about 10 things at once, all the latest studies on human memory and information processing show that you can really only remember 3-4.
Given this fact about how your brain works, don’t waste your time by trying to focus on a dozen things at once.
If, for example, you have a list of ten things you want to do this week to move closer to manifesting your dream, dedicate the full force of your attention to just 3-4 for now.
Similarly, when you’re keeping a gratitude journal, just write down 3-4 things from the day, and keep those in your mind as you fall asleep.
Also, it is good to know that you can only hold these 3-4 things in your mind for about 20 secondswithout having to repeat them or really focus on them.
Here is a simple example. What do you do when someone gives you a phone number to remember (or even an address that has fewer numbers in it)? You keep repeating it to yourself until you find a pen to write it down. This is a natural reaction of our brain.