In these “new normal” isolating, Zoom fatiguing, social distancing days, thought it time for a start-of-summer/Father’s Day weekend, feel-good reminder of the magic and potential that is in each of us…
Our brains weigh weigh about three pounds and contain some 100 billion neurons—about 2% of our total body weight.
A computer with the capacity of the human brain would be 100 stories tall and cover the entire state of Texas.
Messages in our brains travel through neural connections at speeds of up to 250 mph.
The brain generates 25 watts of power while we’re awake—enough to illuminate a light bulb.
Experts say the brain has a “funny bone” that enables us to appreciate jokes, and it’s located in a small part of the frontal lobe.
As Jay Giedd reminds us, “Brain maturation continues into the teen years and even the twenties, and that includes such functions as self-control, judgement, emotions, organization, and planning.”
Researchers have found that “brain images taken during IQ testing show that most mental activity appears centered in a handful of golf-ball-sized spots near the front of the brain.” ~ Don Vergano
“Our complex brains are command central, humming along and controlling everything that happens in our bodies.” ~ Colleen Pierre