The Human Brain

The Human Brain

 

The human brain averages 70,000 thoughts per day.

The human brain is a miraculous piece of Intelligent Design.  Thousands of books medical, psychological, & spiritual have been written about it.  Here are some basic interesting facts:

  • The brain does not distinguish between what’s real or imagined.
  • We have an average of 70,000 thoughts each day.
  • Two thirds of our brain is fat-
    • 70% is found in the myelin sheath that covers the neurons.
  • Loss of essential fatty acids are linked to Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s.
  • Meditation boosts brain power.
    • it increases IQ & relieves stress.
  • About 75 percent of the brain is made up of water.
    • This means that dehydration, even in small amounts, can effect brain functions.
  • The brain will grow three times its size in the first year of life.
  • It continues to grow until you’re about 18 years old.
  • It contains approximately one hundred billion neurons.
    • Cerebellum inside the brain has 86 billion
  • The brain can’t feel pain. It only interprets pain signals sent to it.
  • Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen and blood in your body.
  • The opposite side of the body is controlled by each hemisphere of the brain.
  • Speech, understanding, mathematics, & writing are all controlled by the left side.
  • Creativity, spatial awareness, & musical abilities are all controlled by the right side.

functions of the brain

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