Amazing Brain Facts

Our brain is like a very complex yet powerful computer that process our commands and stores our memory and controls our emotions and how we as humans think and react. It has grown over time and features some incredibly complicated parts that scientists still struggle to understand.

  • The brain is the very important and a center of the human nervous system, It controls our thoughts, senses, movements, memories and decisions.
  • With growth, the human brain has become more and more sophisticated yet complicated, many of its interesting properties are still not well understood by scientists and still remain unexplored.
  • The brain contains billions of cells which send and receive information in and around the body.
  • The human brain is three times as big as the brain of other animals that are of similar body size as ours.
  • Each side of the brain interacts largely with just one half of the body, but for reasons that are not yet fully understood, the interaction is with opposite sides, the right side of the brain interacts with the left side of the body, and vice versa.
  • The largest part of the human brain is called the cerebrum.
  • The human brain is protected inside the skull (cranium), a protective casing made up of 22 bones that are joined together.
  • The brain of an adult human weighs around 3 pounds (1.5 kg). Although it makes up just 2% of the body’s weight, but uses around 20% of total energy in body.
  • The brain is suspended in liquid that is medically known as Cerebrospinal fluid, effectively floating in liquid that acts as both a cushion to physical impact and a barrier to infections.
  • Diseases of the brain include Alzheimer, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. These diseases limit the normal function of the human brain.
  • For brain to stay healthy and function properly, continuous blood supply is must
  • Most strokes result from a blood clot in the brain that blocks the local blood supply, this causes the damage or destruction of nearby brain tissue and a wide range of stroke symptoms.