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Infographic: 17 Interesting Facts About the Human Brain

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The human brain is a miraculous organ. It is responsible for running the entire body, and together with the spinal cord, communicating messages to and from each part. There is a lot that you may not know about the brain, though. Check out 17 of the most surprising facts we've collected here.

Read more here: http://www.spinalcord.com/blog/17-interesting-facts-about-the-human-brain

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Infographic: 17 Interesting Facts About the Human Brain

  1. 1. 17 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE HUMAN BRAIN
  2. 2. THE HUMAN BRAIN WEIGHS 3 LBS.
  3. 3. IT IS MADE OF UP 75% WATER.
  4. 4. THE BRAIN CONSISTS OF 100 BILLION NEURONS.
  5. 5. THIS INFOGRAPHIC WAS MADE FOR SPINALCORD.COM BY
  6. 6. IT IS MADE UP OF 60% FAT, MAKING IT THE FATTIEST ORGAN IN THE BODY!
  7. 7. AT 25 WATTS, YOUR BRAIN CAN GENERATE ENOUGH POWER TO ILLUMINATE A LIGHT BULB
  8. 8. THE CEREBRAL CORTEX GROWS THICKER AS YOU LEARN
  9. 9. MEN & WOMEN’S BRAINS REACT TO & EXPERIENCE PAIN DIFFERENTLY
  10. 10. THE NEOCRTEX, WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR LANGUAGE & CONSCIOUSNESS, MAKES UP 76% OF THE BRAIN
  11. 11. AT THE BEGINNING OF PREGNANCY FETAL NEURONS MULTIPLY AT A RATE OF 250,000 PER MINUTE
  12. 12. Resources http://www.mamashealth.com/organs/brain2.asp http://www.nursingassistantcentral.com/blog/2008/100-fascina- ting-facts-you-never-knew-about-the-human-brain/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/371698.stm http://www.epyk.com/37/10-interesting-facts-about-the-human-brain/2/ http://examinedexistence.com/21-interesting-facts-about-our-brain/ infographic made by for SpinalCord.com

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