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AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THE BRAIN THAT YOU DIDN’T EVEN KNOW!

Human brain is an incredible organ of the body which requires high level of care for keeping the vital body processes in their working state. Below are few amazing facts about the brain that are highly unbelievable yet totally true.


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Human brain is an incredible organ of the body which requires high level of care for keeping the vital body processes in their working state. Below are few amazing facts about the brain that are highly unbelievable yet totally true.

  • Our brain is composed of 73% of water. 2% of dehydration can affect our attention skills, memory and other cognitive skills.
  • If we sweat for 90 minutes, our brain would temporarily shrink like it would in one year of aging process.
  • The brain is only 2% of the body’s weight but it uses 20% of the total energy along with oxygen intake.
  • Our brain only weighs 3 pounds out of which 60% is the fat which makes brain the fattiest organ.
  • Without cholesterol, the brain cells would die since 25% of the body’s cholesterol is in the brain.
  • Approximately 86 billion brain cells are present in our brain.
  • Each and every neuron connects with approximately 40,000 synapses.
  • Even a tiniest piece of brain tissue contains 1,00,000 neurons and one billion synapses that are communicating with each other.
  • There are more than 10,000 different type of neurons present in our brain.
  • Brain damage can happen with lack of oxygen for even five minutes.
  • Even though the brain is the central command center for central nervous system, it is the only organ of the entire human body that doesn’t even contain nerves. This is turn means that brain can feel no pain.
  • 76% of the human brain is neocortex which is responsible for language and consciousness.
  • Neurons can multiply at the rate of 2,50,000 neurons per minute during the pregnancy.
  • Energy consumed by the brain is 25 watts which is more than enough to light a bulb.
  • Approximately 750 ml (15-20%) of the total cardiac output gets directed towards the brain every minute.
  • The information in the brain travels faster than a Formula 1 race car (runs at maximum speed of 240 mph) which can range between 1 mph to 268 miles per hour.
  • The human brain can produce an average of 50,000 thoughts in a single day. But disturbingly, certain estimations prove that in majority of the people, more than 70% of these thoughts are negative in nature.
  • Contrary to belief, multi-tasking makes you less productive in nature. When we multi-task, the brain works fluently to toggle back and forth between the tasks. This result in decrease of attention span, performance, learning and short-term memory.
  • The capacity of the human brain is unlimited.
  • New brain connections are made when we learn something new.