The Truth about Our Brains

brainThe Truth about Our Brains

Did you know that humans can’t use more than 10% of our brains? Have you heard that we hold our memories in one section of our brain? Are you aware that human behavior is random?

If you’re a brain expert, you know that two of three above statements are false. Can you tell which ones are not true? There are a lot of myths and facts about the functioning and attributes of the encephalon and we’re here to clear up the confusion. Today, we will go over the most common myths and facts about the brain and help you understand what you have in your noggin.

Fake News

If you haven’t looked it up yet, the first two questions stated in the article are false. You might have heard that human beings can only access a small portion of our brain. The fact is that the average human uses 100% of the brain on a daily basis, and there is no “silent areas” of a normal healthy human brain. How about our second claim: are all of our memories located in one portion of the encephalon? Although memories are mostly found in the frontal cortex, as well as the hippocampus, our memories are located in every area of the encephalon through synaptic networks. Another common myth is that brain damage is permanent. This is actually false and the brain with time can often heal itself from even some of the worst accidents.

People are left and right brained we have all heard this, but that doesn’t mean we are limited. Although some might be stronger on a side, it does not mean that you cannot access both parts.

Straight Facts

Myths aside, what else should we know about our brain? Well for one, the human brain is the largest of all vertebrates. The largest part of your encephalon is the cerebrum, which divides your brain into two hemispheres. A lot of our body is made up of water this doesn’t exclude the encephalon, which is 73% water. Our brain contains a rough estimate of 86 billion encephalon cells. Your brain doesn’t even fully form until the age of 25! Our brain on the daily generates up to 50,000 thoughts per day. Another interesting fact is that our brain can process images we have seen for less that 13 milliseconds. That’s faster than blinking your eyes! We hope these clear ups have helped you with your most brainy questions about your cerebrum.

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