Brain Facts

The Feeling of Certainty
The Feeling of Certainty

The feeling of Certainty can be triggered without the need for facts or reasoning, using electric stimulation over a specific part of the brain.

Brain Cells
Brain Cells

We have more brain cells as a newborn baby than we will ever have again.

Genes of Brain
Genes of Brain

Half of your genes describe the complex design of your brain, with the other half describing the organization of the other 98% of your body.

A Baby's Brain
A Baby's Brain

A baby's brain can use up to 50% of the total glucose supply, which may help explain why babies need so much sleep.

Computers vs. Brain
Computers vs. Brain

In 2015, the 4th most powerful supercomputer in the world took 40 minutes to simulate just one second of one percent human brain activity.

Neurons in Brain
Neurons in Brain

The human brain is composed of about 100 billion neurons plus a trillion glial cells.

Brain Anatomy
Brain Anatomy

There are virtually no differences in brain anatomy between people with autism and those without.

Human Thoughts
Human Thoughts

You have about 50,000-70,000 thoughts a day.

Brain Activities
Brain Activities

Half of our brains can be removed by surgery with no apparent effect on personality or memory.