The brain is the crown gem of the human body. It is the seat of intelligence, interpreter of the senses, initiator of body movement, and controller of behavior. The human brain is the most complex organ of the body, and arguably the most complex thing on earth. But how much do we know about our own BRAIN
How many brain cells are in your brain?
The average adult human brain has about 100 billion cells. It’s still a mystery exactly how these connections work together to create all the marvels of our brains.
Longest living cells in the body
Brain cells are the longest living cells in the body. Most of our brain cells stay from birth to death. The wiring of these cells changes constantly through our lives.
Water, Water everywhere
Brain is made up of 73% water. 2% dehydration is enough to affect attention, memory and other cognitive skills
Brain feels no PAIN
Brain do not have any pain receptors. Hence surgeons can perform brain surgery while you are awake. The pain experienced with headache/migraine is because of the pain receptors present in layers of coverings, blood vessels, the scalp and some muscles that surrounds the brain.
Brain Loves Cholesterol
Twenty-five percent of the body’s cholesterol resides within the brain. Without adequate cholesterol, brain cells die.
Brain is always THINKING
The average brain is believed to generate around 50,000 thoughts per day. Sad part is that, in most people 70% of these thoughts are negative.
Human brain is not SOLID
The human brain is not solid. It’s soft and squishy similar to the consistency of soft tofu or soft gelatin. And it’s very fragile.
We have a second brain too
The brain in your head is not the only brain. There’s a “second brain” that lies in intestines that contains around 100 million neurons
Brain generates enough electricity to power a 25-watt light bulb