Brain Facts

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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.
Studies suggest that people who appear to be constantly distracted have more "working memory" and "sharper brains".
When you get blackout drunk, you don't actually forget anything; your brain wasn't "recording" in the first place.
You see your nose at all times, your brain just chooses to ignore it.
Scientists say that a 'zombie apocalypse' is actually possible based on the recent discovery of certain brain parasites. But as of now, these parasites only affect bugs.
Fingers prune underwater not because of them absorbing the water or washing away the oil, but because of an evolutionary trait caused by the brain to enhance the grip of your fingers underwater.
We forget why we have entered a room because passing through doors creates an ‘event boundary’ causing the brain to file away what we were just thinking about.
Our brains have a negativity bias and will remember bad memories more than good ones.
A human brain produces as many as 12,000 to 50,000 thoughts per day, depending on how deep a thinker a person is.
The human brain is more active during sleep than during the day.