You Did Not Know That These Fascinating Phenomena Take Place Inside The Human Body

Scientists are constantly discovering new and more exciting features about the human body and these discoveries tell us more about how the body works and defends itself. But there are still a million things that go on inside the body and mind that we are unaware of.

Advertisement

These actions that happen within the body and mind are yet to be explained by scientists and make the human body a mysterious machine and as researchers are able to reveal more and more about the body we find some really fascinating and mind-blowing phenomena that happen inside of us.

1Bioluminescence

All living creatures are capable of emitting light from their bodies. This light is in a very small amount, hence is not easily visible. This is a result of some chemical reactions that are constantly taking place in our cells. You may have noticed this in fireflies and in some aquatic creatures.

Advertisement
Image Source: factslegend.org

The Truth about Bioluminescence

It took a long time to discover, but humans emit light too. This was discovered in 2009 by a group of Japanese scientists. They used ultra-sensitive cameras and captured images of their volunteers’ upper bodies over several days. They learned that the body has a 24-hour cycle of producing light. The highest amount is emitted in the late afternoon and the lowest at night. The maximum amount is emitted from the cheeks, forehead, and neck.

Image Source: www.unbelievable-facts.com

2The ill-effects of dieting

Dieting has been criticized by many scientists and health experts. It leads to loss of good muscles and leads to many disorders. Related to this, a stunning discovery was made by scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. They noticed the effects of starvation on mice and made an unbelievable discovery that applies to humans too.

Advertisement
Image Source: thriveglobal.com

Truth about dieting

It was known that when the body is starved, the cell start eating themselves. This is known as “autophagy”, but it was believed that the brain was immune from this. After the research on mice, it was revealed, that the hypothalamus of the brain, started eating itself in the mice. However, when the hunger signal to the brain was stopped, the eating stopped too. This can provide help in research about obesity.

Image Source: thefertilechickonline.com
Advertisement

You may also like...