1. The Brain Weighs About 3 Pounds
The average adult brain weighs about 1.36 kilograms (3 pounds). Despite its relatively small size, the brain uses about 20% of the body's energy.
2. The Brain Contains Approximately 86 Billion Neurons
Neurons are the primary components of the nervous system. They transmit information to other nerve cells, muscle, or gland cells.
3. The Brain Can't Feel Pain
While the brain might be the pain-processing center when you cut your finger or burn yourself, the brain itself does not have pain receptors and cannot feel pain.
4. The Brain is 60% Fat
Making it the fattiest organ in the body. This high fat content is essential for brain functionality, structure, and neurodevelopment.
5. Your Brain Generates About 12-25 Watts of Electricity
This is enough to power a low-wattage LED light. This power comes from the 100 billion microcomputer-like cells in our brain firing 200 times per second.
6. Brain Information Travels Up To an Estimated 268 mph
This speed is faster than Formula 1 race cars which top out at 240 mph.
7. The Human Brain is the Largest Brain of All Vertebrates Relative to Body Size
It makes up about 2% of a human's body weight.
8. The Brain's Storage Capacity is Considered Virtually Unlimited
It doesn't get 'used up' like RAM in your computer.
9. More Electrical Impulses Are Generated in One Day By a Single Human Brain Than By All the Telephones in The World
This gives you an idea of the brain's immense processing power.
10. The Brain is Capable of Surviving for 5 to 6 Minutes Only if It Doesn't Receive Oxygen
After which it begins to die. The effect of brain death is considered irreversible.