Relativity and Perception a Big Con?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:25 16 Oct 2015

Funny how the brain works.

Just looking at the weather app, showed temperature as 12 degrees C and felt cold.

Switched to Fahrenheit now shows 54 degrees and immediately now feel a lot warmer :0)

  bumpkin 14:52 16 Oct 2015

54F is warmer than 12C nothing wrong with your brain:-)

  Aitchbee 14:57 16 Oct 2015

I like to have one of these burning away in the corner-of-the-room when it's cold outside.

click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:13 16 Oct 2015

Love the crackling noises makes all the difference :0)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:31 16 Oct 2015

Similar to the placebo effect

a test was done a few years ago and people were told the medicine they were taking was a placebo but they still felt better.

The power of the mind?

  bumpkin 18:25 16 Oct 2015

There is some truth in the matter as it is your brain that tells you how you feel, i find it very odd that people dying of hypothermia feel very hot in the last stages and often remove their clothes. Strange thing the brain especially if you introduce external substances like drugs of any kind.

  Forum Editor 14:07 18 Oct 2015

"The power of the mind?"

Never underestimate it. In the medical world it is a generally accepted fact that negative thoughts and anxiety can make us ill. Stress – the belief that we are at risk – triggers physiological pathways such as the “fight-or-flight” response, which has evolved to remove us from danger. If it is switched on for long periods (in people who constantly worry about life for instance) it can make you more susceptible to illnesses such as diabetes and dementia. What researchers are now realising is that positive thinking doesn't just work by reducing stress. It can have a positive effect in itself – feeling safe, and believing that things will always turn out fine in the end seems to help the body maintain and repair itself. If you are a 'glass half full' person you are likely to live longer, and suffer less from illnesses.

  spuds 14:40 18 Oct 2015

"i find it very odd that people dying of hypothermia feel very hot in the last stages and often remove their clothes."

But if you catch them right, then it's possible to reverse that action very quickly, and another life might be saved.

Yes the brain and body does work in some very odd ways, and perhaps more so, when survival is at stake!.

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