24 Incredible Facts About the Human Brain
You probably know that we use only 10% of our brain. Well, aside from this fact, there are a lot of misconceptions and myths that people take for granted.
There are, though, some strange things about the bran that you probably weren’t aware of before.
You use more than 10% of your brain, and aside from that it is active all of the time, even when you’re asleep.
In fact, your brain is more active when you’re asleep.
Information travels at a speed of 260mph inside your brain.
You have 100,000 miles of axons in your brain, which, as a comparison, could wrap around the Earth 4 times.
Your brain does not have pain receptors, therefore it cannot feel anything.
Due to the lack of pain receptors, doctors can perform brain surgery on conscious patients.
Kim Ung-Yong of South Korea was the man with the highest IQ ever recorder (210).
Your brain is about 60% fat, which makes it the fattest organ in your body.
Because the ancient people thought that the brain was less important compared to the stomach and heart, they would pull it out through the nose when mummifying people.
Bran tissue has the consistency of tofu.
Your brain can generate about 25 watts of power, which means that it could power a light bulb.
Homunculus is the drawing created by Wilder Penfield, which shows how our body parts look like if they were as big as the brain space/power they use.
Brain surgery is an old practice and means that holes are drilled in the skull in order to alleviate pain or cure sickness.
Just because you have a big brain, that doesn’t mean you’re smarter. Look at Albert Einstein; he had a relatively small brain.
During pregnancy a woman’s brain will shrink, and it will take up to 6 months to regain its original size.
When babies are born, their brain is about the size it will be when they will reach maturity. That’s the reason why they have such large heads compared to their bodies.
According to the experts, over the course of a lifetime, modern human brains will retain up to 1 quadrillion pieces of information.
At the age of 2, you had more brain cells than you will ever have.
It’s relatively easy to trick your brain. For example, square A and square B are the same color. Tricky, ha?
Every second, more than 100,000 chemical reactions are happening in your brain.
Your brain accounts for 2% of your mass, but uses 25% of your oxygen and energy.
Did you know that you could survive only having one side of your brain?
Your brain will continue to develop until you’re in your late 40s.
Every day, 70,000 thoughts pass through your brain.