15 Amazing Facts About Human Brain

Below are the 15 Amazing Facts About Human Brain –

15 Amazing Facts About Human Brain

  1. Human brains cannot feel any pain as it doesn’t have any pain receptors. Doctors can perform brain surgery on a patient when they are awake. So how do we feel pain? A nociceptor and the sensory receptor sends a signal to the spinal cord which in turn alerts the brain for a danger.
  2. 60% of your brain is made up of FAT.
  3. An average brain weighs around 3 – 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg).
  4. 40% of the brain is white matter and 60% is gray matter.
  5. Gray matter- The brain’s gray matter is made up of neurons, which gather and transmit signals.
  6. White matter- The white matter is made up of dendrites and axons, which create the network by which neurons send their signals.
  7. Your brain can sense your own touch, Hence you cannot tickle yourself.
  8. Your brain requires 20% of your blood and oxygen to function properly.
  9. A Normal Human beings will have an average of 70000 thoughts per day.
  10. Your brain consists around 100 billions of neurons which is about 15 times of the human population on earth.
  11. Many believe that we only use 10% of the brain. This is a common misconception because each and every part of the brain has its own function and used for different purposes. Read more on10% of brain myth.
  12. The total energy consumed by the brain is approximately 25 Watts which is sufficient enough to glow a light bulb.
  13. Your brain is most active when you are sleeping.
  14. If blood does not flow to the brain for 8-10 seconds then the person will be unconscious.
  15. The neocortex (Latin for “new bark” or “new rind”), also called the neopallium is the portion of the human brain which is responsible for language and consciousness.

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