Monday, May 18

Lets Play Scientist.

I find myself aimlessly wandering the internet in search of something good to read tonight. There’s seems to be so much out there, yet something you want to find (or are looking for) seems to be so far out of reach. Google is a great tool but it’s difficult to find what you’re looking for if you don’t exactly know what that thing may be.

Lets Play Scientist
Are people who breathe deeper (take deep breaths on a regular basis) smarter than those who breathe shallow?

Those who breathe deeper get more oxygen to their brain and those who breathe shallow deprive their brain from getting its full amount of oxygen.. so does that mean the way we breathe determines our IQ?

Lets think about this... Oxygen to the brain.
The brain requires approximately 3.3 ml of oxygen per 100 g of brain tissue per minute.
Our brain weighs 2% of our total body weight.

So, what happens when the brain gets less than the required amount?

If the brain gets less than the amount of oxygen it needs, blood starts to rush upwards to help carry more oxygen through the brain, although that can only do so much.
If that doesn't help, symptoms of cerebral hypoxia will begin to appear.

Cerebral Hypoxia? (Oxygen levels in brain tissue, not blood)
Wikipedia it please, ill give you a moment.
This is what happens to those who do not get enough oxygen into the brain.

So, what happens when the brain gets more than the required amount?

Simple. Oxygen toxicity.
Go ahead, read about that one as well.. if your really that interested... (well hell! I sure was!)

Too much oxygen and not enough carbon dioxide creates an agitated state. You need to keep yourself balanced. Too much carbon dioxide and not enough oxygen can make you feel tired and depressed. In extreme cases, a restricted supply of oxygen can lead to anxiety, panic attacks, and even phobias!

So this blows my mind.. It makes me feel like I don't know how to breathe, and if I feel tired, am I just not breathing right?

Things like this really make you think... but we never really answered my original question!

""Are people who breathe deeper (take deep breaths on a regular basis) smarter than those who breathe shallow?""

We just found out what happens when the extreme takes place.

Although I cant find anything on google, give it a try... lets see what YOU come up with.