Jokes aside, if there is one thing we have in common with each other, it’s the fact that we all have a brain. Brains come in all shapes and sizes, and humans have been fortunate enough to be born with a brain that has a great capacity for thinking and coming up with some of the most brilliant ideas and concepts our age has ever known. People like Einstein was said to have used more of his brain capacity than others. And you have to wonder about the brains of such brilliant people such as Stephen Hawking and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Of course, brains can also be damage from injury, developmental issues, and drugs. What are the capabilities of the brain? What are some of the most amazing things that the brain can accomplish? Put on your seat belt and find out.
Our brains are comprised of 60% fat (making it the fattest organ in our body) and weighs about 3 pounds. With all of that electricity pulsating through our neurons, we’re glad that fat is in there. Speaking of neurons, the brain has over 100 billion and they can move at a speed of 270 miles per hour, all dedicated to sending information throughout our body. Any movement that you make with your body, the words you speak, and what you’re thinking, was all information sent through your neurons. This means that your brain is working as we speak.
Since our brain is like a “central control” for our bodies, it doesn’t have any pain receptors. This means that the brain can’t feel pain. You may have seen news reports of neurosurgeons who have performed brain surgery while their patient is still alive. It is a common practice, especially if the doctor is trying to fix a motor skill or basic function of the body and they need their patient awake through the process to test and check for success.
You’ve probably daydreamed or have gotten lost in your thoughts a few times in your life. It has been shown that the brain has over 70,000 thoughts per day. Some people can experience lack of sleep, depression, paranoia, and other types of stress. This is why the practice of meditation has become such a popular trend, as it can help calm the mind down and change. Just as our bodies can change from our lifestyles, the brain can change as well and adjust based on what you’re doing in your life. That’s where the saying, “Practice makes perfect” comes from. Also, thanks to mainstream media, people who possess psychic abilities have become extremely popular. But studies have shown that we all have psychic abilities one way or another. The brain naturally produces something called DMT, or “the spirit molecule” which causes the body to experience hallucinations and spiritual awakenings. DMT is usually released at birth, while sleeping (for our dreams), and death.
These are yet just a few of the amazing things that our brains can do. Which is essential that taking care of your brain is crucial for good mental health and physical health.