People make all kinds of judgments about themselves, and one of the key ways we do this is through social comparison or analyzing the self in relation to others. Based on this habit of humans, the Social Comparison Theory was first proposed in 1954 by psychologist Leon Festinger. This theory states that we humans, as … Continue reading The Perks and Pitfalls of Comparing Ourselves to Others: The Social Comparison Theory
The Brain can truly be considered as the most complicated organ in the universe. There is nothing as complex as the human brain. It is estimated that we have 86 billion nerve cells. Each nerve cell is connected to other nerve cells, not in a one to one connection, but up to 10,000 individual connections between cells. Which means you have more connection in your skull than there are starts in the Universe. Information in your brain travels at about 268 miles an hour (Approximately 432 km/h). And even though your brain is only 2% of your body’s weight, it uses 20% to 30% of the calories that you consume.