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247/365 – Human Brain

There are no pain receptors in the brain, so the brain can feel no pain.

The human brain is the fattest organ in the body and may consists of at least 60% fat.

Neurons develop at the rate of 250,000 neurons per minute during early pregnancy.

Humans continue to make new neurons throughout life in response to mental activity.

Alcohol interferes with brain processes by weakening connections between neurons.

Reading aloud and talking often to a young child promotes brain development.

Information travels at different speeds within different types of neurons. Not all neurons are the same.

There are a few different types within the body and transmission along these different kinds can be as slow as 0.5 meters/sec or as fast as 120 meters/sec.

The capacity for such emotions as joy, happiness, fear, and shyness are already developed at birth.

The specific type of nurturing a child receives shapes how these emotions are developed.

The left side of your brain (left hemisphere) controls the right side of your body; and, the right side of your brain (right hemisphere) controls the left side of your body.

Children who learn two languages before the age of five alters the brain structure and adults have a much denser gray matter.

Information can be processed as slowly as 0.5 meters/sec or as fast as 120 meters/sec (about 268 miles/hr).

While awake, your brain generates between 10 and 23 watts of power–or enough energy to power a light bulb.

The old adage of humans only using 10% of their brain is not true. Every part of the brain has a known function.

A study of one million students in New York showed that students who ate lunches that did not include artificial flavors, preservatives, and dyes did 14% better on IQ tests than students who ate lunches with these additives.

For years, scientists believed that tinnitus was due to a function within the mechanics of the ear, but newer evidence shows that it is actually a function of the brain.

Every time you recall a memory or have a new thought, you are creating a new connection in your brain.

Memories triggered by scent have a stronger emotional connection, therefore appear more intense than other memory triggers.

Each time we blink, our brain kicks in and keeps things illuminated so the whole world doesn’t go dark each time we blink (about 20,000 times a day).

Laughing at a joke is no simple task as it requires activity in five different areas of the brain.

The average number of thoughts that humans are believed to experience each day is 70,000.

Source: http://www.tastyhuman.com/30-interesting-facts-about-human-brain/

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