The human brain is one of the most important organs in the human body. It controls all the functions of the human body such as reasoning, thinking etc. It is also the reason why we can send and receive information. One of the parts that traditional human brain diagram do not represent is the Cerebellar vermis. Its name is derived from Latin, meaning “worm.”
Other parts of the human brain include the cerebrum, cerebellum and medulla. This is all we know about the brain. But there are several other interesting facts about the brain that are little more obscure. Let us have a look at such facts.
- 75% of the brain comprises of water. Therefore, even a small amount of dehydration has massive negative effects on the functions of the brain.
- The sperm whale has the largest brain among all the organisms and it weighs over 20 pounds.
- The human brain continues to grow until 18 years of age, and it grows twice its size in the first year of life.
- A human brain contains one hundred billion neurons.
- We use more than 10% of our brain and even more when asleep. It is a myth that we use only 10% of our brain.
- Dreams are proof that our brain functions even when we are asleep. They are a combination of psychological and neurological factors and imagination.
- Our brain does not feel pain. It just interprets the pain signals sent to it.
- The human brain begins losing some of its memory in the late 20s of our life.
- The human brain gets smaller as we grow older.
- It is one of the fattiest organs in the human body and is made up of 60% of fat.
- The brain gets only 20% of the blood and oxygen supply from our body.
- Computer and video games improve cognitive abilities.
The average brain is only 15 cms long but controls the functions of the entire human body. Thus, we can see how fascinating our human brain can be.
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