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Does Your Brain Works Differently In Different Seasons?

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Dr. Sumit Singh 86% (37 ratings)
DM - Neurology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Gurgaon  •  29 years experience
Does Your Brain Works Differently In Different Seasons?

The brain is said to weigh only 2% of the weight of a person but at the same time, it accounts for 20% of the energy consumed by him or her. There are so many great things by the brain, quite a lot of which are quirky.

The brain is constantly developing and changing. As a matter of fact, one thing which is said to change is the way the brain functions i.e. it is said that the brain could alter the way it functions in accordance with the seasons!

Researchers from Belgium found that when people performed some actions; while the manner in which these actions were performed did not change, what was observed to change was the amount of brain intensity which was warranted in order to complete these tasks.

Seasons on your mind?
Some of the weird things that were found by them include the fact that if a person wished to sustain his or her attention, the effort in neural terms was the least in the month of December. What this means is that if a person wishes to focus on doing something which is of quite some importance, then he or she is best off doing it in December as the stamina for doing so would be the greatest. On the other hand, the month of June was seen to demand the greatest effort for a person to concentrate.


In many situations, things seem to have been just out of mental grasp. It becomes difficult to recollect certain memories of a particular time. This problem is usually faced by people during the months of autumn. This is because the autumn time demands the most of the working memory of a person. On the contrary, if a person seems to have the ability to remember something off the top of his or her head, it is most likely to occur over the period of time around the spring equinox.

Now, a lot of people are likely to wonder why this is the case and whether this phenomenon can be seen in each and every person. The answer to that is that people who have SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder may be more likely to have the working of their minds affected due to changes in seasons. This has not been proven yet.

So, if a person is not a winter person, it may be all in the mind! In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

 

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