Remarkable Brain Facts

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Brain Facts.

Fact: The brain is the most amazing part of the body and it far exceeds the complexities of anything that man has been able to make - including the most sophisticated machines and computers that are in existence.

Fact: The brain remarkably communicates with every system of the body both receiving and sending information that allows the body to work in perfect harmony with the rest of the body for optimal functioning.

This includes tasks that are both involuntary (things that happen without thinking - such as breathing and your heart beating) and voluntary (things that have to be thought about) and does it all at the same time.

Fact: The brain continually performs millions and millions of functions instantaneously and it keeps on doing it throughout one's life every moment of every day.

Fact: The brain enables you to analyze, think, learn, organize, create, and plan. It also controls your emotions from laughter, fun, joy, and excitement to sadness, stress, depression, and anxiety. It controls the complexities of changing from one to another based upon information received and analyzed.

Fact: The brain controls your heart and circulatory system with such sophistication that it can cause increases or decreases in activity based upon your current bodily needs and wants. It makes sure that sufficient flow of blood, as well as lymph and other body fluids, is activated to each part of the body in order to carry needed gases such as oxygen and the various nutrients which are needed so you will be able to exercise, rest, digest your food, and see, smell, taste, feel, and hear. The list can go on and on.

Fact: At the same time the brain insures that metabolic waste products, old and dead tissues, as well as other poisons and debris both foreign and things produced in your body, are carried to the proper destinations for breakdown and/or elimination.

Fact: Repair of old and damaged tissues and new growth are brain controlled also.

The list of brain facts can go on and on and the brain is involved in it all. As you can well imagine, all of these functions go on all the time and work synergistically with each other for the overall well-being of each individual.


Here is an example using brain facts as the story line. Consider the following circumstance:

  • You suddenly see your small child in the path of an oncoming vehicle. Your brain instantaneously evaluates a multitude of information that comes streaming to it from the various senses.
  • It makes decisions and assesses possible actions that would be needed. It instantly calculates at what speed you will need to move when, where and how to save the child. Your blood pressure instantly increases, hormones - such as adrenalin - are released and the musculoskeletal system moves us instantly into action.
  • Your brain evaluates the intensity of the situation and calculates and recalculates all of the variables as the vehicle gets nearer and nearer to your child. It doesn't miss any details.
  • At the same time your hair may stand on end, blood is shunted from the digestive tract and other systems and is sent to the muscles and other tissues now activated, leaving just enough blood in those other areas to sustain them.
  • Your senses are made acutely aware of the circumstances, your voice of warning is immediately activated, and you can literally hear, smell and see the skidding of the tires as you move in the direction of the child.
  • These and many other bodily activities not mentioned come immediately into play.
  • Of course, the car is able to stop within inches of impact and your child is safe and is oblivious to what has just happened. You, on the other hand, see and feel a myriad of changes taking place in your body as you experience gratitude, joy, and love for the safety of the child.
  • What a remarkable brain to orchestrate such a scene. Every moment is a new change and the remarkable brain administrates and directs the necessary changes for that particular moment.

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    More Brain Facts:

    Fact: Your brain has about 100 billion tiny cells called neurons - give or take a million or so. It has so many that if you were able to count them it would take you about 3,000 years, that is, if you could live that long and do it without sleep.

    Fact: Each single brain neuron has from 1,000 to 10,000 connections with other neurons making up to 10 trillion connections possible.

    Fact: There are billions of neuron highways which carry this information. Each neuron communicates with other neurons via chemical and electrical signals. These actions are continuous even when you are asleep.

    Anytime you cry, laugh, dream, calculate, read, meditate, analyze, dance, run, play or work, countless information is sent along those highways. It is said that the neurons of the brain send and create more messages than all of the phones in the world could send if they were all activated at the same time.

    Fact: Your brain can survive for 4 to 6 minutes without oxygen before it starts to die.

    Fact: If you lose your blood supply to the brain you will be unconscious within 8 to 10 seconds.

    Fact: There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in your brain.

    Fact: Even the sense organs that are distal from the brain receive and send information to and from the brain at an estimated 150 to 200 miles per hour.

    Fact: The brain is able to learn new things. Whether it be a new dance step, a new sport, a challenging college course, or anything that is new to you. The brain is able to learn that new skill by creating new connections during the learning processes.

    This change in brain structure happens everytime you learn and it even happens with a new thought or the creation of a new memory.

    End of Brain Facts. Why are they important?

    In addition to knowing about the brain facts and how the brain works, it is also important to understand that the brain has important needs if it is to keep functioning at such a remarkable level.

    What Do I Need to Do to Keep My Brain Healthy? Even though these aren't exactly brain facts, they are facts that help us understand the brain.

    • In order to keep the brain working right you need the right nutrients, water quantities, and oxygen. Herbals, other so called brain foods, and supporting supplimentation have shown to be beneficial to the brain.
    • Avoid repetative micro traumas or other injuries to the brain which can cause a change in the ability of the brain to function in all of it's necessary activities.
    • Be sure to exercise. It has even been shown that physical exercise improves one's mood and actually releases a chemical that makes your brain more receptive to learning.
    • Control what you allow to come into your brain via the media in as much as it affects your positive and negative moods, fears, happiness, and your ability to assimilate realistic and new information.
    • Eliminate things that hamper the brain's capabilities, such as:
      • bad foods
      • sedentary or no brainer activities
      • drugs of any kind
      • tobacco
      • alcohol
      • anything else which is harmful to the brain

    The list of brain facts is long. There are many more brain facts which are not listed here. But of all the things that we have said about the brain, it is only a beginning of what could be said. It just makes sense to take care of such a vital organ every single day that you are alive. If you are going to live longer by doing things naturally then you will want your brain to be the very best it can be during that time also.

    Good luck and may you have optimal health and brain power naturally.

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"If you look at the anatomy, the structure, the function, there's nothing in the universe that's more beautiful, that's more complex, than the human brain!"
- Keith Black (quoted in Discover Magazine, 2004)

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