25 Amazing facts about the human brain

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25 Amazing facts about the human brain

Fact 1: The brain generates about 20 watts of electrical power while awake, enough to power a dim light bulb.

Fact 2: Your brain uses about 20% of your body's oxygen and caloric intake.

Fact 3: Information in the brain travels at speeds up to 120 meters per second.

Fact 4: Your brain can store an estimated 2.5 petabytes of information, equivalent to three million hours of TV shows.

Fact 5: Every time you recall a memory, you are reconstructing it, and it can be altered over time.

Fact 6: The brain continues to develop until your late 40s.

Fact 7: Your brain has around 86 billion neurons.

Fact 8: The brain operates on the same amount of power as a 10-watt light bulb.

Fact 9: The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation.

Fact 10: The human brain is more active during sleep than during the day when awake.

Fact 11: The brain weighs about 3 pounds (1.4 kilograms).

Fact 12: Brain cells are called neurons and can transmit information at speeds up to 120 meters per second.

Fact 13: The brain can generate approximately 20 watts of electrical power.

Fact 14: Brain activity can be detected as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

Fact 15: The brain can create new neural pathways and change its structure throughout life, a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity.

Fact 16: The human brain can process information as fast as 120 meters per second.

Fact 17: The brain is composed of about 75% water.

Fact 18: The folds and wrinkles in the brain, called gyri and sulci, increase the surface area for more neurons.

Fact 19: Lack of sleep can impair memory and decision-making.

Fact 20: Brain cells can continue growing throughout your life.

Fact 21: Brain cells communicate through electrical impulses and chemical signals.

Fact 22: The brain has the consistency of soft butter at room temperature.

Fact 23: The prefrontal cortex, responsible for decision-making, doesn't fully mature until the mid-20s.

Fact 24: The brain can generate new neurons in a process called neurogenesis.

Fact 25: Brain waves can be detected using an electroencephalogram (EEG).

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