Interesting Facts about the Brain

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Interesting Facts about the Brain

The brain is the most complex organ in the body.

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Interesting Facts about the Brain

You cannot tickle yourself as your brain recognises your touch.

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Interesting Facts about the Brain

Dreaming involves more brain activity than any other activity.

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Interesting Facts about the Brain

The brain is the centre of the human nervous system. It controls our thoughts, movements, memories and decisions.

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Interesting Facts about the Brain

The human brain is the only organ in the body that cannot feel pain because it does not have pain receptors. However, there are plenty of pain receptors in the tissues around the brain which cause headaches and other pains.

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Interesting Facts about the Brain

The brain uses more than 25% of the oxygen used by the human body.

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Interesting Facts about the Brain

On an average, the human brain has 50,000-70,000 thoughts a day.

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Interesting Facts about the Brain

Your brain is 75% water; therefore, when you are dehydrated, your brain slows down and you soon feel thirsty.

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Interesting Facts about the Brain

After seeing someone yawn, we also yawn. This is because we have cells in our brain called mirror neurons. If this part of the brain is damaged, then a person finds it hard to socialise and communicate with others.

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Interesting Facts about the Brain

The brain generates between 10 and 23 watts of power, sufficient energy to power a light bulb.

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Interesting Facts about the Brain

There are approximately 1.1 trillion cells and 100 billion neurons in the average human brain.

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Interesting Facts about the Brain

The human brain has the most fat in the human body. About 60% of the human brain is fat.

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Interesting Facts about the Brain
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