Fascinating Facts About Our Brain

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The brain is one of the most astonishing and intricate parts of the human body, yet it only takes up a fraction of space. But, oddly enough, there’s so much the average person doesn’t know about his or her noggin. Here are some amazing and fascinating facts about your Brain!

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    Brain cells can only survive on oxygen and glucose!
    Glucose is the only fuel normally used by brain cells. Because neurons cannot store glucose, they depend on the bloodstream to deliver a constant supply of this fuel. Fatty acids do not serve as fuel for the brain, because they are bound to albumin in plasma and so do not traverse the blood-brain barrier.
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    When you’re awake, your brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb!
    The human brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb. It is TRUE. Our 100 billion microscopic brain cells, called neurons, produce enough electrical signals to power a small light bulb.
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    Reading aloud uses different brain circuits than reading silently!
    The research, published in the journal Memory, finds that the act of reading and speaking text aloud is a more effective way to remember information than reading it silently or just hearing it read aloud. The dual effect of both speaking and hearing helps encode the memory more strongly, the study reports.

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    The visual areas of the brain are in the very back!
    The parietal lobe is also involved in interpreting pain and touch in the body. Occipital lobe. The occipital lobe is the back part of the brain that is involved with vision. Temporal lobe.
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    Brain waves are even more active while you're dreaming!
    Your muscles are relaxed and it may be difficult to awaken you. Brain waves become even slower. REM sleep first occurs about 90 minutes after falling asleep. Most of your dreaming occurs during REM sleep, although some can also occur in non-REM sleep.
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    Short term memory generally lasts around 20 to 30 seconds!
    Most of the information kept in short-term memory will be stored for approximately 20 to 30 seconds, but it can be just seconds if rehearsal or active maintenance of the information is prevented. Some information can last in short-term memory for up to a minute, but most information spontaneously decays quite quickly.

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    The brain waves of two musicians can synchronize when performing together!
    The researchers looked at the brain wave patterns both within each individual and also between the two players. When they looked at the synchronization of brain waves within the leader's brain, they found that synchronization of his brain waves had already begun before playing began.
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    Our brain's storage capacity is virtually unlimited!
    Yet neurons combine so that each one helps with many memories at a time, exponentially increasing the brain's memory storage capacity to something closer to around 2.5 petabytes (or a million gigabytes), but the storage capacity is virtually unlimited!
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    Your brain activity is as unique as your fingerprints!
    Each of us is unique, with our own strengths, weaknesses and idiosyncrasies. While this is a truism everyone grasps intuitively, it’s been difficult to determine if and how this individuality is reflected in brain activity.
    In fact, it turns out that the ebb and flow of brain activity is like a fingerprint: each person has their own signature pattern, according to study just published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. Using only their connectivity profiles, we could identify individuals from a group. Based purely on these profiles, we could also predict how people would perform on one type of intelligence test.
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    Our brain is smaller than our ancestors's!
    ((big)) Our brain is smaller than our ancestors's! ((ebig))
    This might be one of the scariest of these brain facts when you really think about it, but paleoanthropological research proves that our brains are shrinking. Skeletal evidence from every inhabited continent backs up this theory. Some scientists suggest that this may be related to the fact that the average body size of humans has also shrunk in size over the last 10,000 years. “A larger body requires a larger nervous system, so, as our bodies grew smaller, so did our brains in response,” suggests Donald Krieff, DO, a board-certified neurosurgeon.

Comments (9)

autorenew

185 days ago
they are not actually fascinating but amazing work anshika!!!! amazing!!!
336 days ago
Wow the brain is amazing. God is so talented.
342 days ago
Haha just kidding that was me.
342 days ago
I’ve come for you
738 days ago
Hi
880 days ago
1-WHAT!?
7-That's not really and amazing fact per say.
908 days ago
:)
929 days ago
I did!! :) !
943 days ago
Hope you all enjoyed! :)