I have always been fascinated by our brains - I read somewhere long ago that although our brain can absorb infinite amounts of information - we can only compute a very small percentage of it.
I often wonder what our brain is seeing and what we are missing.
Here are some great brain facts that are really interesting:
New connections. Every time you recall a memory or have a new thought, you are creating a new connection in your brain.
Create associations. Memory is formed by associations, so if you want help remembering things, create associations for yourself.
Blinking. Each time we blink, our brain kicks in and keeps things illuminated so the whole world doesn’t go dark each time we blink (about 20,000 times a day)
Thoughts. The average number of thoughts that humans are believed to experience each day is 70,000.
Wattage. While awake, your brain generates between 10 and 23 watts of power–or enough energy to power a light bulb.
Oxygen. Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen in your body.
Blood. As with oxygen, your brain uses 20% of the blood circulating in your body.
Water. The brain is made up of about 75% water.
Weight. The weight of the human brain is about 3 lbs.
Fat. The human brain is the fattest organ in the body and may consists of at least 60% fat.
Yawns. It is thought that a yawn works to send more oxygen to the brain, therefore working to cool it down and wake it up.
Sleep. While you sleep at night may be the best time for your brain to consolidate all your memories from the day.
10%. The old adage of humans only using 10% of their brain is not true. Every part of the brain has a known function.
Stress. Excessive stress has shown to "alter brain cells, brain structure and brain function."
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