Some Amazing Facts You Didn't Know About Your Brain...
Each neuron is connected to other neurons by up to 40,000 synapses. Multiplying 100 billions neuron times 40,000 synapses is equivalent to the Brain having more connections than the stars in the universe.
Your Brain uses 20% of the total oxygen in your body.
The human Brain is the fattest organ in the body consisting of at least 60% fat.
While awake your Brain generates between of power or just enough energy to 10 and 23 watts power a light bulb.
Children who learn two languages before the age of 5 alters the Brain structure and adults have a much denser grey matter.
The Brain is made up of about 75% water.
Your Brain consists of about 100 billions neurons.
It is thought that a yawn works to send more oxygen to the brain therefore working to cool it down and wake it up.
A piece of Brain tissue the size of a grain of sand contains 100,000 neurons and 1 billion synapses, all ‘talking’ to one another.
Information in your Brain travels at about 268 miles per hour, unless of course you are drunk, then things really slow down.
On average you have 50,000-70,000 thoughts a day.
Grey matter is actually Pink too and it’s primarily associated with processing and cognition.
Although sensations and feelings are processed in our Brain, the Brain itself cannot feel pain, as it lacks pain receptors. Headaches come from pain receptors in our head, hence the name headaches and not Brain aches.
We yawn after someone else did because we have cells in our Brain called mirror neurons.
If this part of the brain is damaged a person finds it hard to socialize and communicate with others.
Your Brain didn’t stop developing when you turned 18, it continued developing well into your 20’s and continues to change throughout your life.