Mind Tricks that Foul your Brain
Human brain is the most complex known object in the universe. Even if it is the most complex thing, you can use some easy Mind Tricks to foul it. It is surprisingly easy to trick it. This happens because of your mental shortcuts which tries to help you to solve a problem faster. Many times you fall in error and you don’t even realize it. But which are the best Mind Trick that can foul your brain?
First problem is a simple one. Answer to this question: Mary’s mother has four children: April, May, June and …? Now, think about it. Your brain is looking for shortcuts and patterns in this problem. And almost all the people answers July. But this is not the real answer. The real answer is Mary.
Think you you can’t be fooled? If your answer was right for the first test. Now you should think your brain can’t be fooled. Well, if you think this, read again first sentence of this paragraph. Did you saw the mistake? Now probably you did. But why your brain didn’t notice the double “you” by the first time? Well, this happened because your brain doesn’t need to read all the sentence. It simply makes the connection between words without reading it.
You can do a simple experiment with your friends with the following exercise. They should have a lot of skill to do this. Take a dollar bill and have your friend place a pointer finger and a thumb a few inches under where you keep the dollar. Then tell them to catch the dollar using just their fingers. Without moving they whole arm. After they know the rules, simple drop the bill and look how they fail. This happens because their brain process speed is low.
So, how these Mind Tricks fooled your brain? Try these with your friends to see the results. But you should don’t expect great results from them. All the brains work in the same way.