The brain is the most complex organ in the human body and probably the most complex creation in the universe.
The human brain with its complexity acts like a storage device which safely holds important memories.
A person’s personality is by far influenced by the brain as well as a generation of human consciousness which gives a person passion, motion and emotion.
A command center for the central nervous system, the brain serves human beings with ample physical and cognitive abilities.
Here are ten things you didn’t know about your brain.
Humans use more than 10% of their brains
Contrary to the common misconception, human beings use much more than 10% of their brains at any given moment.
There is no evidence to suggest otherwise and even though the brain remains a mystery, scientists do have reasons to believe why this wouldn’t be true.
The brain contains about 100 billion neurons
Your brain contains close to 100 billion neurons. Each of these neurons can link to as many as 10,000 of their kind.
The huge number of connections going on inside of your brain is what allows you to recall memories, develop ideas, and have a personality.
Neurons multiply much quicker during pregnancy
Did you know that neurons multiply by more than 200,000 neurons per minute in someone who is pregnant?
While scientists aren’t exactly sure what causes this, it can be assumed that learning new ideas and remembering old ones should be much easier for someone who is pregnant versus someone who isn’t.
Produces enough energy to illuminate a light bulb
The cartoon image of a light bulb over your head when a great thought occurs isn’t too far off the mark.
Your brain generates as much energy as a small light bulb even when you’re sleeping.
The brain is mostly water
The man brain is made up mostly of water. This is why people often feel dizzy, light-headed, or can’t remember anything when they are dehydrated.
They are sapping their brains of the nutrient that it requires the most.
Can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica
Scientists have yet to settle on a definitive amount, but the storage capacity of the brain in electronic terms is thought to be over 1,000 terabytes.
The National Archives of Britain, containing over 900 years of history, only takes up 70 terabytes, making your brain’s memory power very impressive.
More active at night than during the day
Logically, you would think that all the moving around, complicated calculations and tasks and general interaction we do on a daily basis during our working hours would take a lot more brain power than, say, lying in bed.
Turns out, the opposite is true. When you turn off your brain turns on.
The higher your I.Q. the more you dream
While this may be true, don’t take it as a sign you’re mentally lacking if you can’t recall your dreams.
Most of us don’t remember many of our dreams and the average length of most dreams is only 2-3 seconds–barely long enough to register.
The brain itself cannot feel pain
While the brain might be the pain center when you cut your finger or burn yourself, the brain itself does not have pain receptors and cannot feel pain.
That doesn’t mean your head can’t hurt. The brain is surrounded by loads of tissues, nerves and blood vessels that are receptive to pain and can give you a pounding headache.
Reality is totally Subjective to the human brain
Our brain likes to fool us. Basically, it likes to adapt to whatever mindsets you are currently holding about the world. It will find evidence to support your view of the world, even if that evidence isn’t really there.
The mind does this all of the time and it is one way to ensure that we have control of our reality.
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