Amazing Facts about human brain

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If you’re preparing for a quiz show and need to brush up on your knowledge of the human brain - or if you just have a love of learning - look no further, because we’ve gathered up a list of some of the best brain facts on the planet. Amongst other things, you’ll learn why babies’ heads are so darned big, why a healthy lunch is good for your body and your brain, why happy thoughts will keep the doctor away and why your lover’s cologne makes your heart skip a beat.

Check out our list, and if you’ve got more cool and interesting facts to add, please leave a comment!

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Fast Brain Facts

  • 3 = the weight of your brain in pounds
  • 4 to 6 = the number of minutes your brain can survive without oxygen before it starts to die
  • 8 to 10 = the number of seconds you have before losing consciousness due to blood loss
  • 10 to 23 = the number of watts of power your grain generates when you’re awake (that’s enough to turn on a light bulb!)
  • 20 = the percentages of oxygen and blood flow going to the brain
  • 100, 000 = the number of miles of blood vessels in your brain
  • 1, 000 to 10, 000 = the number of synapses for each neuron in your brain
  • 100 billion = the number of neurons in your brain

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Baby Brains

  • Each person has about the same number of brain cells at birth as in adulthood, but those cells grow, reaching maximum size at about age six.
  • A newborn’s brain triples its size in the first year of life (no wonder babies have such big heads!).
  • The sense of touch is the first sense to develop in a fetus, with the lips and cheeks experiencing this sensation at eight weeks.
  • Keep exercising your brain, because mental activity stimulates the creation of new neurons throughout your whole life.

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An Apple a Day

  • Think positive because when you do, you’ll keep the doctor away: Studies show that 50-70% of visits to the doctor for physical ailments can be traced to psychological reasons.
  • Eat well, and it’ll have positive effects on your brain, because a study of one million New York students showed that those who ate lunches without additives such as artificial flavours, preservatives and dyes performed 14% better in IQ tests.
  • That being said, your brain is the most fatty organ in your body!

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The Memory Game

  • New connections are created each and every time you remember something or have a new thought.
  • Stronger, more intense emotional connections are linked to memories prompted by scent.
  • Memories triggered by scent (like cologne) have a stronger emotional connection, and therefore appear more intense than other memory triggers.
  • Cherish your sleep because that’s probably the best time for your brain to file away all the memories of the day.

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What are the most important things about human brain cell?

Its correlation with the humans mean to create everything. What we call empty most of the time is not. We call empty spaces where there is absence of what we know. But invisible substance are still there. The same for the brain. With every cells there is a formless substance...read more at

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