You spontaneously view an entity taking up space and your curiosity is developed; noticing a particular object with your peripheral vision and having it slowly vanish as you focus on it; suggesting and believing incidents and situations that just occurred, but slowly realizing that it never happened. The psychology of the brain is rather complex and ambiguous. Spontaneously, you could be bombarded with something that you truly believe is true, but then, soon after, doubt comes into play. You become assured that it’s false, and your beliefs change. Little did you know that it was all an illusion.

The tricks and the games that the brain makes resents you. Being uncertain that you’re secure and safe in the private space of your bedroom is the scariest feeling. A subtle squeaking of the door influences a feeling of dismay, especially when isolated in complete darkness. It’s terrifying. However, due to possessing such a powerful and incredible organ, witnessing such surreal and incorporeal forms should be expected.

Every day we must live. We must usually abstain from new experiences. Although I’m not a certified psychologist, I believe that these mundane experiences stress the brain. With the overwhelming amount of functions that this organ must do to secure the body and allow it to retain the body’s suitable internal environment, you’d expect it to be too busy to care about amusement. Unfortunately, in my opinion, with evidence of the different ventures that your mind takes to reveal to you unrealistic and peculiar encounters, the brain’s desperate plea for something “different” is executed.

For instance, the adventurous and imaginative minds of children influence the spur of these surreal forms. Confinement is a noun that every child loathes. Restricting infants from expressing their imagination makes them resentful and, to retaliate, they are led to rebel against their guardians. However, as some are urged to create an intangible and domestic entity, they don’t react negatively. They have a being that they can mingle with. They have a companion. They have an illusion that omits the word “solitude” and all of its synonyms from their vocabulary. It may be a hallucination or just the consequence of loneliness. But with the attachment and the relationship that the child develops with this person, the latter is most certainly correct. They have a virtual friend.

From the joyous and enthusiastic feelings that a child endures due to their companion, a rather scary and ominous feeling is experienced by another (irrespective of their age). When dusk arrives, darkness thrives. In this very moment, all individuals are obliged to rest. Therefore the brain produces signs all around the body to influence it to shut down. However, just before you lay your body upon your king sized, pillow-filled, blanket-covered bed you notice something in the corner of your eye. In the midst of darkness, it is really poignant. Even though the room is bleak, this thing is even darker than its surroundings. With the popular phrase “curiosity killed the cat” devouring your mind, you rebel against your instincts and immediately pull your duvet up to your face. As you lay engulfed by the soft and warm material used to protect you from any danger forthcoming, you grow skeptic. Slowly and reluctantly, you unveil your body and expose yourself to the room. You take a glimpse at the peculiar thing that seemed terrifying to you. Immediately you realize that the thing changed form. From a rather horrific and intimidating entity, it becomes a simple and mundane chair. Or was it a chair all along?

Such terrifying situations led by the brain are normal. In the dark your vision is limited. The brain is therefore influenced to create more interesting things. It’s almost as though it tries to find a reason to release the hormone: adrenaline. With every sense being heightened, every heartbeat being rapid, and vessels being pumped with bucketfuls of blood, the brain is thrilled by the intensity that the body is experiencing. This organ utilizes illusions as a way of making life more riveting. Even though it’s designated role is to carry out the complex functions of the body, it still seeks for some amusement. And from the companionship of an imaginary friend and the adventurous, breathtaking and imaginative escapes that occur at night, the brain has reached fruition.


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