Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel talks about What is So Special about the Human Brain. How and why did our ancestors evolve to possess such a unique organ that is different from any other animal? TedTalk.
The human brain is puzzling -- it is curiously large given the size of our bodies, uses a tremendous amount of energy for its weight and has a bizarrely dense cerebral cortex. But: why? Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel puts on her detective's cap and leads us through this mystery. By making "brain soup," she arrives at a startling conclusion.
The Brain consumes 20% of the human body's energy, despite the fact that it only accounts for 2% of it's weight. Sometimes after college we forget we also have to take care of our most important organ.
Which food do you think is important when it comes to health and nutrition? Consider this: The human body is made of 80% water and the human brain of 70 % water, which means that water intake is extremely important. You are dehydrated every morning when you get up. To improve your daily nutrition you
15 facts about the brain. The human brain is the most amazing and baffling organ of our body, as well as the source of many mysteries. Although the human brain makes only 2 percent of our body weight it has over 100,000 miles of blood vessels! http://positivemed.com/2012/09/17/15-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-brain/#