20 Facts About Human Brains That Are Bound To Surprise You

Human brain has been developing and evolving over centuries of years. With time, it has perceived environmental changes, and reached its standard size and shape. Biologists have claimed that by next century the brain will become more evolved and take up for information as human mind requires more mental skills than manpower. Here are some facts we bet you did not know about the brain of a human body.

  1. Scientists have compared the human brain to that of a soft tofu which can be sliced and carved with a knife.
  2. When the doctors operate on the human brain, Hemispherectomy, they eliminate or disable the other half the brain hemisphere to stop it from seizures. Surprisingly, there are no effects on personality or memory.
  3. The brain is incapable of forming memories when you are drunk on alcohol. This is the reason why you cannot remember what happened after you got drunk with friends.
  4. The human brains slow down at the age of 24, but it functions on other cognitive areas which function better with age. This is why there are things which you can do better at a certain age but at the same time, other activities worsen.
  5. Brain fragments a single memory into various parts and distributes them into various other parts of the brain. Hence when you try to recall something the memory gets reconstructed from those singular fragments.
  6. The fact that we use only 10% of our brain is wrong. A study has been conducted and the results have shown that we use most of our brain even while we are sleeping. This is why we have dreams related to our subconscious mind while we are asleep.
  7. Our brain works better in terms of memory and concentration when listening to music. However, there is no such specific music such as Mozart that can enhance brain activities.
  8. To ward off hunger and starvation, your brain cells can cannibalize themselves.
  9. Brains do not have any limited storage capacity. It has practically unlimited storage capacity, unlike the computers which have limited RAM. This proves that computers are less smarter than a human brain.
  10. Our attention spans have decreased to 8 seconds, unlike a goldfish which has an attention span of about 9 seconds. It was said to be 12 seconds in the year 2000.
  11. The human brain is considered as the most complicated machines which work better than a clock, switchboard, the Internet, and even a computer. Way to go.
  12. 18 to 25 year olds are likely to forget more than their elder ones. They can forget what day it is or what they had for lunch. Such memory losses are common and should not be stressed about.
  13. It is said that multitasking enhances your brain activity, which is a lie. Multitasking only decreases the performance and concentration of the brain as it toggles back and forth on the current activities than paying attention to a single work. It can also lead to short-term memory losses.
  14. Our brains have shrunk by a size of a tennis ball compared to what it was before 20,000 years ago. The neurons are all that matters, hence more the neurons, more the intelligence.
  15. Average IQs have decreased by 1.6 points compared to what it was thousands of years ago and settled for 13 points.
  16. The brains of an average human male are larger than a female brain. It should also be noted that average female bodies tend to be smaller than male bodies.
  17. Our brain generates 12-25 watts of electricity which is good enough to light up a small built LED light.
  18. Human brain reaches full maturity at the age of 25. It does not reach maturity at the age of 18 or 21. This is something that science can attest.
  19. If the brain is deprived of oxygen for about 5 to 10 minutes, it can cause severe brain damage. Such brain damages can lead to coma or paralysis.
  20. Babies have large head due to their growing brains. Their brains are about 80% of the adult brains. This is why their heads are the heaviest of all body parts.

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