How well do you know your brain? Even though you are using them all the time these facts about brain can change the way you see it :
Your brain keeps developing until your late 40s.
There is no sense of pain within the brain itself.
Your Brain is more active when you are sleeping.
When awake, the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb.
You have Taste receptors in the stomach, intestines, pancreas, lungs, anus, testicles and the brain.
60% of your brain is FAT.
Adult human brain weighs about 3 pounds i.e. about 2% of the total body weight.
Humans have approximately 70,000 thoughts each day! Looks like we really are thinking too much.
New Brain Connections Are Created Every Time You Form a Memory.
Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen and blood in your body.
Dieting could force your brain to eat itself scientists say.
The blood vessels in our brain equal a total distance of 100,000 kilometers when stretched out. That’s enough to wrap around the whole Earth four times!
Although studies have shown that the male brain is on average up to 10% larger than a female’s brain, it has also been proven that female’s brains have more nerve cells and connectors, therefore working more efficiently than men’s.
Despite the common myth, the weight and size of a brain has nothing to do with intellectual ability. Albert Einstein’s brain actually weighed less than the average weight of a human brain!
The pathologist who made Einstein body’s autopsy stole his brain and kept it in a jar for 20 years.
The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation.
Lack of oxygen in the brain for 5 to 10 minutes results in permanent brain damage.
We might think that laughing at a joke is a simple enough action, yet it requires activity in 5 different areas of our brain!
The left side of your brain actually controls the right side of your body, and the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body. Strange, indeed!
The brain is divided into two identical sides. While they do co-operate together, the left brain is involved with more rational aspects such as logical thinking, and the right side of the brain is more emotionally and visually orientated.