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21 Facts about The Brain


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Lack of oxygen in the brain for 5 to 10 minutes results in permanent brain damage.
Your brain keeps developing until your late 40s.
New Brain Connections Are Created Every Time You Form a Memory.
Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen and blood in your body.
When awake, the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small lightbulb.
Violent homes have the same effect
on children's brains as combat on soldiers.
It's scientifically proven that even a small dose of POWER changes how a person's brain operates and diminishes empathy.
You have Taste receptors
in the stomach, intestines,
pancreas, lungs, anus,
testicles and the brain.
The pathologist who made Einstein body's autopsy stole his brain and kept it in a jar for 20 years.
60%
of your
brain
is fat.
Dieting
could force your
brain to eat itself
scientists say.
The human brain has the same consistency as tofu.
The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation.
The brain releases so much
dopamine during orgasms
that a brain scan resembles
that of someone on heroin.
Forgetting is good for the brain: deleting unnecessary information helps the nervous system retain its plasticity.
Alcohol doesn't make you forget anything. When you get blackout drunk, the brain temporarily loses the ability to create memories.
"Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia"
is the scientific term for brain freeze.
There is no Left Brain/Right Brain Divide. It's a myth. They work together.
Long-term mobile phone use significantly increases the risk of brain tumours, a study found.
Sleep deprivation affects the brain in multiple ways that can impair judgment and slow reaction.
The brain treats rejection like physical pain, according to scientists.
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