It’s funny how we’ve become so intellectually lazy that we actually prefer to allow technology do the little things that can help in making us better in the long run because it’s the easy way out. Back in the day, games like Rubik Cube was used to test not just your intelligence but also your patience and resilience but the reverse is the case in this generation. Where we are constantly looking for the easy way out rather than the best way out. Which has made it seem like our brains are only a tool to approve our decision rather than the tool that is meant to help us decipher the problems we are faced with.
The brain is the most advanced app in the world and guess what? It’s free to use so whenever you’ve got a problem revert to the number one source that can give you a long lasting solution rather than an app that was conceived by someone’s ingenious brain.
If you are still in doubt about the ability of your brain, then maybe these top 10 facts about the brain will change your mind
1 – The human brain is the only organ in the human body that lacks nerves despite the fact that it acts as the central command for the central nervous system. This simply implies that the human brain feels no pain.
2 – The human brain consumes the largest portion of the total energy that is generated in the human body. To be precise, the brain consumes 20% of that energy despite the fact that it only represents only 2% of the total body weight. The energy is vital for maintaining healthy brain cells and fueling nerve impulses.
3 – The number of neurons present in the brain is approximately 100 billion which is about 15 times of the total human population on earth. This high number of neurons increases the processing ability of the brain.
4 – The human brain is regarded as the fattest organ in the human body. About 60% of the human brain is comprised of fat which is the highest concentration of fat that is present in a single organ in a healthy human being. Furthermore, 75% of the total brain mass is comprised of water which regulates various functions in the brain.
5 – The neocortex is the portion of the human brain that is responsible for language and consciousness. It makes up approximately 76% of the human brain and making it the largest when compared to that in other animals.
6 – It is believed by many that, human beings use less than 10% of their brain. This is a misconception because each and every part of the brain has a known function.
7 – During early pregnancy, neurons have shown to multiply at a rate of 250,000 neurons per minute.
8 – About 15-20% (750ml) of the total cardiac output is directed to the brain every minute.
9 – The energy consumed by the brain which is approximately 25 watts is sufficient enough to illuminate a light bulb.
10 – The human brain is not as perfect as it is thought of since in many instances it has been found to fool human beings making them perceive things differently from the reality.