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56 facts tagged with Brain Facts
A 44-year-old man lost around 50%-75% of his brain to hydrocephalus (water on the brain) and continued to live a normal life. Specialists believe the fluid filled so slowly over his life that the brain remapped itself to retain functionality despite the loss of mass.
The brain receives 20% of the body’s oxygen and 25% of total body glucose utilization, despite it accounting for only 2% of a person’s weight (about 1.4 kilograms).
Falling in love raises levels of nerve growth in a person's brain for about a year and can improve their memory.
The ancient Egyptians thought the function of the brain was to produce snot.
Daydreamers are better at solving complex problems.
Déjà vu occurs when your brain tries to apply a memory of a past situation to your current one, fails, and makes you feel like it's happened.
Scientists are attempting to create a synthetic brain by reverse-engineering the mammalian brain down to the molecular level. A cellular human brain is predicted possible by 2023. It hopes to shed light on consciousness.
The idea of left brain (logical) and right brain (creative) has no basis in neuroscience and is in fact a myth.