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20 Surprising Facts About Human Brain You’re Unaware About

Brain is the biological CPU of humans. Ever wondered how many functions a human brain performs at a time. Humans are the most intelligent species on Earth due to their high intellect. Observe for a second and analyze that your eye blink, breathing rate, pains, smiles and everything is controlled by major portions of your brain. Most of us know that 70% of our brain consists of water.

Ladies and gentlemen, we at FactWish, have put together a bunch of useful facts about engine of human body so that you would get to know more about your brain. Lets get started.

1. New brain connections are formed every time you form a memory or learn something new.

New brain connections are formed every time you form a memory or learn something new

2. 60% of your brain consists of fat making it the fattest organ in the body.

60% of your brain consists of fat making it the fattest organ in the body

3. You have about 70,000 thoughts per day in which nearly 70% are negative.

You have about 70,000 thoughts per day in which nearly 70% are negative

4. Brain surgery can be performed while a patient is awake with no pain since the brain does not have any pain receptors.

Brain surgery can be performed while a patient is awake with no pain since the brain does not have any pain receptors

5. Every part of brain is used most of the time. Theory of using only 10% brain is not true.

Every part of brain is used most of the time

6. It’s been scientifically proved that even a small dose of feeling powerful changes how a person’s brain operates and empathy.

It's been scientifically proved that even a small dose of feeling powerful changes how a person's brain operates and empathy

7. The capacity of emotions such as joy, happiness, fear, sadness and shyness are present by birth in a child. Based on nurturing of child the shapes of these emotions are developed.

The capacity of emotions such as joy, happiness, fear, sadness and shyness are present by birth in a child

8. Music triggers activity in the same brain structure that releases “Dopamine – the pleasure chemical” during fun and eating.

Music triggers activity in the same brain structure that releases "Dopamine - the pleasure chemical" during fun and eating

9. Laughing at a joke is no simple task as it requires 5 different areas of the brain.

Laughing at a joke is no simple task as it requires 5 different areas of the brain

10. It has been proved that both men and women’s brains react differently to pain which explains why they perceive pains differently.

It has been proved that both men and women's brains react differently to pain which explains why they perceive pains differently

11. In 2015, the most super powerful computer took 40 minutes to simulate the activities of human brain performed in one second.

In 2015, the most super powerful computer took 40 minutes to simulate the activities of human brain performed in one second

12. Yawn is associated with some brain to brain communication system inherited to us by our ancestors.

Yawn is associated with some brain to brain communication system inherited to us by our ancestors

13. Studies show that brain waves are more powerful when we are sleeping and dreaming. On an average people dream 4-5 times for only 1-2 hours a night.

Studies show that brain waves are more powerful when we are sleeping and dreaming

14. When awake, the human brain has enough capacity to power on a electric light bulb.

When awake, the human brain has enough capacity to power on a electric light bulb

15. You brain continues to develop until you’re 40 years old.

You brain continues to develop until you're 40 years old

16. Brain consists of only 2% of body’s weight but consumes 20% of total oxygen intake.

Brain consists of only 2% of body's weight but consumes 20% of total oxygen intake

17. If your brain loses blood for 7-8 seconds, your brain cells will start dying and you would become unconscious. Lack of oxygen supply for 5 minutes will stop your brain functioning permanently.

If your brain loses blood for 7-8 seconds, your brain cells will start dying and you would become unconscious

18. Your brain is 73% water. Only 2% dehydration can severely affect your memory, attention and other cognitive skills.

Your brain is 73% water

19. Humans have the largest brain compared to the body size. However, compared to last 100,000 years, human brains are reducing in size in response to reduction in body size.

Humans have the largest brain compared to the body size

20. Both left and right brain work together. There is no lining to divide them.

Both left and right brain work together

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