I’m doing the blog everyday in may challenge. Today’s prompt is to educate you lovelies about something I know or I’m good at. How excited do you think I am today? Eek! I’m going to share some weird & not so weird facts about that mass inside your head. I love how the mind and body work and I always have since I was a little kid. It’s so interesting to me of all the little highways and fuses we have connected in our bodies all working as one. I love leaning new facts and details about the human brain. Who knew something so mushy looking could be so interesting?!
Interesting facts about your cranium
• Blood vessels. There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the brain.
• Kyrofelonoshophobia is the fear of cartoon characters.
• At birth, your brain was almost the same size as an adult brain and contained most of the brain cells for your whole life.
• The capacity for such emotions as joy, happiness, fear, and shyness are already developed at birth. The specific type of nurturing a child receives shapes how these emotions are developed.
• Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen in your body. Also your brain uses 20% of the blood circulating in your body.
• While awake, your brain generates between 10 and 23 watts of power–or enough energy to power a light bulb.
• It is thought that a yawn works to send more oxygen to the brain, therefore working to cool it down and wake it up.
• Without any words, you may be able to determine if someone is in a good mood, is feeling sad, or is angry just by reading their face. A small area in the brain called the amygdala is responsible for your ability to read someone else’s face for clues to how they are feeling.
• Your brain is making a new connection in your brain right now.
• Every time you recall a memory or have a new thought, you are creating a new connection in your brain.
• Boredom is brought on by a lack of change of stimulation, is largely a function of perception, and is connected to the innate curiosity found in humans.
• Dreams are more than just visual images, and blind people do dream. Whether or not they dream in pictures depends on if they were born blind or lost their vision later.
Fun Facts About Your Brain
• Each time we blink, our brain kicks in and keeps things illuminated so the whole world doesn’t go dark each time we blink (about 20,000 times a day).
• What appears as random bursts of light when people hit their heads is actually caused by a jolt to the brain cells responsible for vision. Stars most often appear following a blow to the back of the head because that is the location of the visual cortex.
• Scientists claim that the most complicated and mysterious thing in the universe is the human brain. Scientists know more about stars exploding billions of light years away than they know about the brain
• During the first few weeks of life, a babbling baby utters almost every sound of every known language. Later, the ability to make some sounds vanishes, which is a case of neural pruning.
• When a person diets or deprives himself of food, the neurons in the brain that induce hunger start eating themselves. This “cannibalism” sparks a hunger signal to prompt eating
I don’t know about you but I think that’s all really interesting. Now carry on through your day with the knowledge you’ve
been forced to learn.