53 Interesting Facts About The Brain

Last updated on January 13th, 2018

#29. Cerebellum is the part of the human brain which is responsible for maintaining posture, walking and movement coordination. It weighs about 150 grams and is located at the lower back of the brain.

#30. Did you know that you can store up to 7 digits in your working memory? This is why the telephone numbers in the United States are seven digits long.

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#31. The brain is the center of the human nervous system.

#32. There are two sides in human brain. Each side of the brain interacts with the opposite side of the body. The left side of the brain interacts with the right side of the body, and vice versa. The reason behind this way of interaction is still not understood.

#33. The skull (cranium) is a protective case covering the brain. It is made up of 22 bones.

#34. Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis are diseases of the brain.

#35. The average human brain is 140 mm wide, 167 mm long and 93 mm high.

#36. The human brain can produce enough electricity to light a small electric bulb. The brain consumes glucose from the body to produce this amount of the energy.

#37. There are 150,000 miles of blood vessels scattered throughout the brain. These blood vessels carry blood and oxygen to various parts of the brain.

#38. Touch is the first sense that a human brain learns to detect. No doubt, why our brain is so equipped to differentiate self and external touch so well.

#39. Proper sleep is essential for brain activities and memory retention. During sleep, the brain accumulates all the memories from the whole day.

#40. Sea food is good for the development of brain. You can improve your memory function if you choose to eat sea food regularly. The fatty acid present in such foods does the job of improving your memory.

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#41. Every time you memories something, the brain forms new connections.

#42. Einstein’s brain, which weighed 1230 grams, was kept in a jar for almost 20 years. It was removed under 7 and a half hours of his death.

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#43. Human brain keeps developing until the age of late 40s. It is the only organ in the human body to undergo development for such a long time. It also sees more changes than any other organ.

#44. The human brain is also the largest and most powerful sex organ.

#45. According to scientists, they have more knowledge about stars than they have about the human brain. For them it is the most complex and mysterious thing to learn about.

#46. Ancient people considered heart, stomach and other organs as more important than the brain. This is why they pulled the brain through the nose and threw away its pieces while making mummies.

#47. More than 100,000 chemical reactions happen in the human brain every second.

#48. The brain cannot feel pain.

#49. The number of brain cells at the age of two is more than the number of brain cells during the lifetime of any individual.

#50. During pregnancy, a woman’s brain shrinks. It takes 6 months to regain its full size.

#51. Replacement of brain cells could lead to loss of memory, if ever done.

#52. The heaviest normal human brain weighed 4.43 pounds. It belonged to the Russian Writer Ivan Turgenev. And the smallest brain, just 2.41 pounds, belonged to a woman.

#53. Encephalograph is the instrument used to measure brain’s electrical sensitivity.

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