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Interesting facts about the human brain.

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1. 60% of the human brain consists of fat, and fatty acids are crucial for our brain's performance. This is why conscious nutrition with brain-boosting nutrients is essential to each cognitive wellness program (www.mindr.us).


2. Your brain is fully formed at age 25. The part of the brain behind the forehead, the prefrontal cortex, is one of the last parts to mature. This area is responsible for planning, prioritizing, and making good

decisions. There is growing evidence that the prefrontal cortex is involved not only in frontal lobe-type dementias but also in Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, and normal aging.


3. The adult male human brain weighs an average of 1.5 kg and has 85 billion neurons and 85 billion non-neuronal cells. Each neuron forms connections to other neurons. These connections increase the brain's working capacity. However, in Alzheimer's disease, for example, many neurons can become damaged and stop working together.


4. Neuroplasticity, or brain plasticity, describes the brain's remarkable ability to change its activity in response to external threats ( like air pollution, mold, smoke, and neglect) and internal stimuli ( like cognitive and physical exercise, brain-boosting nutrition) by reorganizing its structure, functions, or connections.


5. It's a myth that humans only use 10% of their brains. One common brain imaging technique, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), can measure brain activity while a person performs different tasks. Using this and similar methods, researchers showed that most of our brain is in use most of the time, even if the person is asleep.


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