The human brain is truly extraordinary.
A healthy brain is known to encompass some 200 billion neurons, itsy bitsy nerve cells connected to one another through an exponentially larger number of synapses. In fact, it’s believed that the 3-lb organ gives rise to roughly 125 trillion synapses, which is about the number of stars that would fill 1,500 milky way galaxies.
But your brain is not just a passive hunk of neuro-matter isolated in your skull. Quite the opposite, it is in constant interaction with the world beyond your eyes — taking in and processing sensory information, even when you’re not aware of it.
Here are seven more amazing facts about the way your brain works:
Infophraphic by Underground Health Reporter, via The Intelligent Optimist