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1Paralyzed patient brain

Scientists have successfully connected a paralyzed patient's brain to a tablet who was then able to type and surf the Internet. - Source

2. Scientists in Berlin asked adults to play Super Mario 64 over a period of 2 months for 30 minutes a day. The group showed increases of gray matter, demonstrating "the direct causal link between video gaming and a volumetric brain increase." - Source

3. It is suggested that staring at fire improved brain functions such as memory and problem-solving in early humans. - Source

4. A neuroscientist named Dr. James Fallon studying the brains of psychopathic killers scanned his own brain as a control, only to discover that he himself was a psychopath. When he told friends and family, the universal response was, "That explains a lot." - Source

5. There are languages without the terms "Left, Right, Front, and Behind." These cultures use "North, South, East, and West" their whole lives no matter if they are in a room or in the woods. The result is a compass brain. They always know how they are oriented. - Source


A 4-second awkward-silence pause in conversation creates feelings of rejection in the brain.- Source

7. When you are ignored by a person whose attention means the most to you, the reaction in your brain will be similar to physical pain. - Source

8. A clinical trial in 2016 held at Stanford University School of Medicine found that injecting modified human stem cells directly into the brains of chronic stroke patients can re-enable patients to walk. - Source

9. When people self-injure, e.g., cut themselves with razors, the brain immediately stops repeating painful thoughts, such as, "I am worthless and unlovable", and releases a flood of soothing endorphins. - Source

10. We cry when we are happy because hypothalamus in our brain can't tell the difference between being happy or sad.

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11Human retina

The human retina is actually a brain tissue. You see with an exposed part of your brain. - Source

12. An Austrian scientist named Theodor Erismann created goggles that turned his vision completely upside down. Stumbling and tripping over everything at first, in just 5 days his brain completely adapted to the vision change and he saw everything as 'normal.' - Source

13. In 2010, a UK man named Chris Sands had chronic hiccups for 2 1/2 years and was told by doctors it was probably heartburn. A Japanese variety show picked up the story, and in the course of filming, discovered a brain tumor. The tumor was removed, his hiccups went away, and this possibly saved his life. - Source

14. American speech is punctuated with "uh" & "um", English speech with "er" & "erm", Japanese with "ā", "anō", & "ēto", German with "äh", French with "euh". Basically, every language uses different sounds to interrupt themselves while their brain is working on forming thoughts into words. - Source

15. The brain receives 20% of the body's total oxygen consumption, despite only representing 2% of the body's total weight.

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16Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein wanted to be cremated and his ashes scattered with his brain in his head to "discourage idolaters" but the doctor performing the autopsy put the brain in formaldehyde and kept it for himself. - Source

17. When you blackout from drinking, it's because of the effects that alcohol has on the hippocampus. You don't forget anything. Your brain doesn't record new memories. - Source

18. Gaius Gracchus, the ancient Roman politician, had a bounty put on his head to the price of the head's weight in gold. Although the head was delivered, the prize was never paid, as it was discovered that Gaius' captor had emptied out his brain and replaced it with molten lead. - Source

19. A girl named Christina Santhouse had half of her brain removed at age 8, grew up to earn a Master's degree and become a speech pathologist. - Source

20. The family of Chris Benoit, the 40-year-old wrestler who killed his wife and son before hanging himself in 2007, consider his death a result of brain damage after tests showed years of wrestling injuries left him with the brain of an 85-year-old with an advanced form of dementia. - Source

21Daniel Tammet

Daniel Tammet is an autistic savant who speaks 10 languages and has the rare capability to explain how his brain works. He says numbers have shape, color, and texture. According to him, 289 is ugly, 333 attractive, and pi is beautiful. - Source

22. When you stop smoking weed, you're going to experience a huge increase in your dreams and their vividness due to your brain trying to catch up on all the missed REM sleep for the next 2-7 weeks. - Source

23. During sleep, cerebral spinal fluid flows through the brain on the outside of the brain's blood vessels and it removes brain cell waste including amyloid beta protein. This flow only occurs during sleep. Amyloid beta protein buildup is involved in Alzheimer's. - Source

24. The color magenta does not have a physical wavelength associated with it and thus doesn't "exist". It is a biological artifact. Our brains are telling us we are seeing "not green".- Source

25. Cognitive decline is slower for people exercising regularly, and increased physical activity levels can slow down brain aging by 10 years. - Source


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