11 Curiosities About The Brain

Our brain is very mysterious... find out more with the following list of curiosities 

  1. New brain connections are created every time you form a memory
  2. The typical brain is about 2% of a body’s weight but uses 20% of its total energy and oxygen intake
  3. The human brain generates about 12-25 watts of electricity – that’s enough electricity to power a small light bulb
  4. We have more brain cells as a newborn baby than we will ever have again
  5. The human brain is composed of about 100 billion neurons plus a trillion glial cells
  6. Each neuron connects with, on average, 40,000 synapses
  7. A piece of brain tissue the size of a grain of sand contains 100,000 neurons and 1 billion synapses all communicating with each other
  8. You have about 70,000 thoughts a day
  9. Only 5 minutes without oxygen can cause brain damage
  10. Brain information moves at an impressive 260 miles per hour. This is faster than Formula 1 race cars which top out at 240 mph
  11. Your brain’s storage capacity is considered virtually unlimited. It doesn’t get “used up” like RAM in your computer

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