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Amazing Scientific Facts about Human Brain

Amazing Scientific Facts about Human Brain



1. According to Paul Raber, a professor of psychology at Northwestern University, the human brain can store approximately 2.5 million gigabytes of information. This is equivalent to 300 years of television programming.

2. Researchers estimate that the average duration of attention in humans has decreased by 12 minutes in the past 10 years. Today, human attention spans are shorter than goldfish.

3. The average weight of the human brain is 1360 grams.

4. The hippocampus can transform short-term memory into long-term memory.

5. Vitamin B1 is essential for the production of brain chemical acetylcholine, which is necessary to concentrate and store memories. A study in Australia showed that continuous taking vitamin B1 supplements and folic acid for more than two years can significantly improve long-term and short-term memory.

6. The harder we try to access the memory data, the more likely we are to remember. This is the importance of warming up and reviewing knowledge.

7. Memory begins to form in the womb at the earliest four months of pregnancy.

8. The brain uses 20% of total body oxygen and energy.

9. The brain water content is 73%. Just 2% dehydration will affect your concentration and memory.

10. One and a half hours of sweating can temporarily shrink the brain, which is equivalent to one year of aging.

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