"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
Fun Fact #1
There are around 86 billion neurons in the human brain, all of which are in use.
Fun Fact #3
As we grow older, we are unable to remember new things because the brain is unable to filter and remove old memories.
Fun Fact #5
Technology has caused the human brain to de-evolve. A reliance on GPS has weakened our innate sense of direction and the pervasiveness of technology has lowered our attention spans.
Fun Fact #7
The brains of introverts and extroverts are measurably different. MRIs reveal that the dopamine reward network is more active in the brains of extroverts while introverts’ brains have more gray matter.
Fun Fact #2
Neanderthal brains were 10% larger than Homo sapien brains. In fact, human brains have gotten significantly smaller over the past 10-20,000 years. The lost volume is equivalent to the size of a tennis ball.
Fun Fact #4
Brain cells cannibalize themselves in efforts to ward off starvation. Thus, dieting, especially low-fat dieting, can force your brain to eat itself.
Fun Fact #6
The brain has the capability to change and form new brain cells through a process called neurogenesis.