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Know Your Brain

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For centuries, scientists and philosophers have been fascinated by the brain. With advancements in research, they have been able to dissect many physical, emotional, social and psychological aspects of the brain. However, there are still many interesting things to learn about the brain.

Our brain is a wonderful organ that starts working as soon as we are born. It keeps working constantly, even when we are sleeping, until we die. It helps us with something as simple as picking up a piece of Lego from the floor to deciding what to prepare for our child’s lunchbox. It helps us think and perform all kinds of activities throughout our lives.

But although we use our brain extensively, there are a number of interesting facts about it that we are unaware of. Some of them are - Our brain is 73% water and it takes only 2% dehydration to affect our attention, memory and other cognitive skills. Our brain generates about 12-25 watts of electricity; this is enough to power a low wattage LED light. (www.bebrainfit.com)

According to the MentalFloss website, those babies who are spoken to regularly in two or more languages have better executive function later in life. They have a better ability to pay attention or focus, which helps them perform better in school, and later on at work. Babies who receive regular touch have stronger neuronal connections and greater overall well-being; also, their unwillingness to leave a parent signals the development of long-term memory.

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