Top 15 Unbelievable Facts About Brain
Mind-blowing facts about your brain that your brain didn’t know… This list will educate you about odd and actual facts about human brain, its development, the way it functions and regenerates. Sadly (for now) the humans are only using about 10% of their brains, but hopefully with the further evolution the human kind would grow into much smarter kind who will fully use its brain.
#1. Brain development
Unlikely the popular opinion that you quit growing when you turn 25, the human brain doesn’t stop developing until you are in your late 40s. Unfortunately it all goes downhill from there. It doesn’t mean that you would instantly become less smart, it’s just the brain ageing starts in your fifties.
Brain connections are formed every time you create a memory. And that means that every time you remember something or someone your brain develops stronger connection.
#3. Brain creates electricity
When a human being is awake its “working” brain develops enough electricity to power a small light bulb. Now you get those cartoons where whenever the characters got an idea, a small light bulb pops over their heads.
#4. Violence is like combat to kid’s brains
Domestic violence ruins children’s brains the same way the combats and wars are damaging soldiers’ brains. Later they develop either in violent people or victims because their brain assumed that what they were seeing was normal.
#5. Power has influence on your brain
It’s scientifically proven fact that even the slightest power the human being gets affects their brain functioning and operating and diminishes empathy.
#6. Taste receptors
They aren’t just on the tongue, but they can be found in the stomach, intestines, lungs, anus, pancreas, testicles and in the brain too. So don’t hold on the already known fact that your tongue is the one that determines whether you would like your food or not.
#7. Einstein’s brain
The doctor who was doing the autopsy of Einstein’s body stole his brain and kept in a jar for two decades. Nobody knows if he was trying to make some sort of Frankenstein/Einstein creature.
#8. Brain isn’t all water
Contrary the popular belief, the brain contains about 60% fat and the rest of it is water. In general the brain has no pain or feeling receptors.
This may sound harsh, but if you are on a rigorous diet, your brain can get “hungry” and can eat itself. If you ever were on a strict diet you have probably realized how lifeless you felt. It’s not because your stomach it’s empty, it’s because your brain doesn’t get the proteins and vitamins you need to live a healthy life.
#10. Tofu and brain are the same?
Scientists say that the human brain and tofu have the same consistency. Will ever again taste tofu?
The smell of it increases theta waves which are causing relaxation. No wonder humans love it so much. It’s the food of concentration after all.
#12. Brain blood vessels are 100 000 miles long
There are hundred billion neurons that comprise the brain (as many as in the entire galaxy). They are all in a squishy mass about the size of a cantaloupe.
#13. Left and right brain aren’t the same
The brain has two symmetrical hemispheres. While they do work together, the left brain favors more rational, analytical thinking, while the right is more visually and conceptually oriented. They also work in opposites – if you hurt your left toe the “pain” is processed on the right side. And surprise – they put right-side-up whatever is upside-down ( the image in your eyes is actually received inverted and the brain corrects it). People can actually survive with one half brains.
#14. Brain’s highest IQ
Was measured in Kim Ung-yong. The guy was born 1972 and has 210 IQ which is mesmerizing. By the time he was 2, he was fluent in 4 languages, began attending university at 4, and graduated at 15. But Ung-young isn’t just a genius, he is also a gifted painter and poet. Nowadays he lives in S. Korea.
#15. Men’s brain is larger than woman’s
Although women’s brains are smaller, they have more nerve cells and connectors and work more efficiently than men’s, and so in this case size doesn’t matter. They tend to process on the more “emotional” right side of the brain, while men process on the “logical” left. The known as the straight gyrus, responsible for nurturing, feminine traits, is proportionately larger in women.