Starting this blog with that irony, our brain is filled with so many mysteries and with that ignorance we don’t even mind how our mind is one of the complex yet wonderful creation by Mother Nature. So here we compiled a list for trivia which are lesser known and deeply understated about our human brain:
About its mass, it can generally weigh 3pound, almost 2% percent of your total weight. But regardless of its size, it consumes 1/5th of your energy and oxygen intake. And as we learned in elementary school, our brain is made of 3/4th of water and it would take 3% drop in hydration level can affect your attention span, memory retention and other cognitive skills. So it is always suggested to keep you away from dehydration.
There has been a matter of conflict about the size of the brain. But fact is it doesn’t define anything. Bigger sized brain doesn’t mean that individual has higher IQ. Although there are two cases that challenge that theory.
As per the study conducted, London cabbies could grow their brain size as they have to remember complex network of tight roads and pass ways. And another bright example, Albert Einstein, it was discovered after his death that, his brain was 15% bigger than normal brain. It used to result in great level of concentration while dealing with formulas.
It is yet difficult to figure out how many neurons might be in an average individual. Simply it is difficult to counts 100Billion neuron cells and it is continuous process. And there are more than 10000 kind of variation you can find in neuron cells.
What sets us apart from the animals is our linguistic skill that we can use word to express the just gestures. And the development of neo-cortex is what felicitates the linguistic functions which used 3/4th of brain functions to just to make us able to speak. Now it make sense why most of us have problem thinking about other thinks while we speak.
Ever wondered whenever a character we watch in movies use the impression of lighten up bulb to Convey they got an idea, well this can justify that logic. The amount of energy our brain consume to function daily routine is all enough to lighten up a 25 watt bulb.
A sample of brain tissue is in the size of a grain of sand contains 100,000 neurons and 1 billion synapses all communicating with each other. Told you, it is hard to find out.
A teens brain is haven’t completed its formation process until about the age of 25. And this theory just proves that out parents were right about us, isn’t it!
Just like Dehydration can cause damages, low supply of oxygen content can cause rapid damages and coma in severe cases.
Neural signals, instruction from main command center to concerned body cell to move, literally transmit at electrical speed level.
Not trying to be anti-feminist but this is supported by the scientific studies, that Male brain is 10% bigger then female ones.
Regardless of what our logic said, in this modern era we dropped down our IQ level compared to Victorian era. You know how we are dependent upon technology that we don’t use our cognitive skills to the fullest.