Here are 10 quick facts about the human brain which is still the most powerful super computer known to man:

  1. The brain processes 70,000 thoughts and feelings daily.
  2. When you learn something new the brain’s structure changes and forms new connections with each new memory.
  3. The brain is the origin of human emotions.
  4. The brain has an intricate network of 100 billion neurons that meet at over 500 trillion synapses that travel 300 miles per hour.
  5. The brain codes memories, skills, thoughts, emotions and a sense of self throughout one’s lifespan by creating patterns of activity.
  6. The brain generates enough electricity to power a small light bulb.
  7. Dehydration at only 2% negatively affects memory attention and other key cognitive skills in the brain.
  8. The brain works 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  9. The brain shrinks in size, slows in speed and becomes less adaptable to change through the aging process.
  10. Music, sex and drugs all trigger dopamine and pleasure centres in the brain.

 

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