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One of the most fascinating and complex organ in the human body is still the human brain, with its incredible processing capabilities and intricate architecture. The source of our intelligence, sense-interpretation abilities and emotional genesis come from this three-pound jelly like tissue made by nearly 100 billion neurons. Here, we deliver the ten mind blowing facts about the human brain that highlights its remarkable abilities.
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The Human brain is powered by electrical power, much like a complex bio computer. each time you think, move, or sense your neurons are in the middle of terminating electrical charges that travel along their extended axons at speeds of up to 250mph. This electrical generates sufficient power to light up a small bulb!
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Your brain is like a microcosm of the universe. The total number of possible permutations of brain activity exceeds the number of atoms in the universe However, there are approximately 86 billion neurons connected by trillions of synapses. This interconnectedness works with our capacity to think, feel and create.
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We now know that this is not the case, despite previous beliefs that the brain cannot produce new cell after childhood. The process of producing new neurons known as Neurogenesis. Continues throughout our lifetime in certain parts of brain, particularly in the hippocampus, which is associated with memory and learning.
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Indeed, even while you're sleeping, your mind is still hard to work. It organizes and processes the events of the day while it is asleep, helping to form long term memories. In point of fact, the brain stays so active that it often requires more energy while you sleep than when you are awake.
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The human brain is about 75% water, and so even a small amount of dehydration can have a significant impact on brain health and how well the brain works. Headaches, trouble sleeping, and mood swings are all symptoms of dehydration, which can also lead to problems with focus, brain fog, memory and brain fatigue.
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The human cerebrum is about 60% fat, making it the fattest organ in the body. The lipids are necessary for insulation of neurons, maintain cell structure, maintaining the structure of cells, and facilitate cell to cell communication. The kind of fat is also important. For example: Omega3 fats are optimal for neurological function.
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The brain itself doesn't feel pain, despite the fact that it controls the rest of the body and also serves as the command center for pain perception.
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Neuroplasticity or Brain Plasticity, refers to the cerebrum's capacity to change and adjust as a result of experience. The design of the brain alters with each new memory or expertise learned, featuring how dynamic and versatile this organ truly is.
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