FUN FACTS ABOUT THE BRAIN!
Despite its Power, the Brain is Very Fragile
• The brain is the most complex organ in the universe.
• It has 100 BILLION neurons (nerve or brain cells).
• TRILLIONS of connections to other cells.
• The human brain can process information as fast as 268 mph.
• There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the brain.
• Each person has about 70,000 thoughts a day, 50% in words and 50% in images.
• While awake, a human brain can generate enough energy to power a light bulb (between 10-23 watts).
• The brain is the texture of Jell-O or egg whites
• The skull is very hard to protect the brain, but the boney ridges inside the skull can cause damage when the head gets hit
Outer View Of Your Brain
• Prefrontal Cortex: Judgement, forethought, planning, and impulse control
• Temporal Lobes: Memory, mood stability, and temper issues.
• Parietal Lobes: Sensory processing and direction sense
• Occipital Lobes: Vision and visual processing
• Cerebellum: Motor and thought coordination, processing speed, and judgment
• Basal Ganglia: Integrates thoughts, feelings, and movements, involved with pleasure