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Human Brain

Interesting Facts about the Brain

  • Your brain uses 20% of your body's energy, but it makes up only 2% of your body's weight.
  • Your cerebral cortex is about as thick as a tongue depressor. It grows thicker as you learn and use it.
  • Your brain is about 1300-1400 cubic centimeters in volume, about the size of a cantaloupe and wrinkled like a walnut.
  • The brain feels like a ripe avocado and looks pink because of the blood flowing through it.
  • Your brain generates 25 watts of power while you're awake---enough to illuminate a light bulb.
  • A newborn baby's brain grows almost 3 times in course of first year

  • Humans have the most complex brain of any animal on earth.
  • Your brain is divided into two sides. The left side of your brain controls the right side of your body; and, the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body.
  • Toxins in commonplace items such as carpeting and shower curtains may be contributing to memory loss over time?
  • Overexposure to aluminum compounds—in foil, cookware, deodorants, antacids, toothpaste—can affect brain function
  • Lavender can help you sleep
  • A cooked potato can jump-start your brain when you're feeling foggy.
  • The essential oil of jasmine can quickly restore mental alertness
  • Eating foods rich in vitamin E, beta-carotene, and vitamin C may help lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Certain prescription and nonprescription drugs may dramatically affect your ability to concentrate.

 

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