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Interesting Facts about Human Brain

May 17, 2014  by: Adi  Points: 12   Category: Others  Earning $0.35   Views: 690

Human brain is the most complicated organ of a human body. Scientists are experimenting with human brain frequently and are coming up with fascinating facts. Here I am going to share some of those fascinating facts about our brain.

         

Human brain is the most complicated organ of a human body. Scientists are experimenting with human brain frequently and are coming up with fascinating facts. Here I am going to share some of those fascinating facts about our brain.

* How many thoughts do you think you are having every day? May be 100 or 1000. If you think so, then you are not even close to the number of thoughts you have everyday. You have about 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day.

* There are totally 80 to 120 billion neurons in your brain. These numbers tend to increase if you learn new things.

* The average weight of a human brain is 1300 grams. It corresponds to 2% of the total body weight in a normal person. Of the total calories you consume, 20 to 30% is used by your brain itself.

* White matter occupies 60% of your brain and the remaining portion is occupied by grey matter.

* The colour of white matter is actually pink. It is made up of axons and dendrites. Communication between different parts of the brain take place via neural networks in this white matter. Grey matter is also pink in colour and is responsible for processing and cognition.

* 75% of your brain is made up of water. It also uses up to 20% of oxygen intake.

* You might have experienced yawning immediately after seeing someone yawn. The culprits responsible for this process are called mirror neurons. They are also responsible for socializing with other people.

* There is a theory that you are using just 10% of your brain. But it is not true. Every part and region of your brain has particular functions. Hence you are using the whole of your brain.

* There is a 'love hormone' released in your brain in large quantities when you fall in love. This love hormone is called as oxytocin. The effect of this oxytocin lasts up to 18 months. This period in which the effect of oxytocin lasts is called as honey moon period.

* The same oxytocin is secreted when a woman gives birth to a child. At that time, oxytocin helps to bind the mother with the child more.




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