Ten Facts about Your Brain …

Your brain weighs about 3 pounds (1,300-1,400 g).

Your brain has about 100,000,000,000 (100 billion) neurons.

The total surface area of your cerebral cortex is about 2500 sq. cm

Unconsciousness will occur after 8-10 seconds after loss of blood supply to your brain.

Neurons multiply at a rate 250,000 neurons/minute during early pregnancy.

You have 12 pairs of cranial nerves.

You have 31 pairs of spinal nerves.

There are about 13,500,000 neurons in your spinal cord.

You can hear in the range of 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.

There are 1,000 to 10,000 synapses for your “typical” neuron.

6 thoughts on “Ten Facts about Your Brain …

  1. A brilliant piece of machinary. Pity we use such a small component of it. It also goes to show how much more we can actually use and hence accomplish.

  2. Interesting facts. I’d like to get the book for a read. It will be fabulous to be able to tell the brain what to think and when to think it as opposed to the other way around.

  3. I did not the above facts & now knowing the above does not enlighten me much more . The size of the numbers seems to suggest that we might have great capacity .

  4. This sounds like it is quoted straight from my textbooks and my last year final exams! 🙂

    A great reminder of how fascinating a tool our necktops really are!

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