12 Shocking Facts about the Human Brain

What are some shocking and amazing facts about the human brain you didn’t know? How does the brain really work? In this video, we explore these questions and more. Enjoy!

Sources:

Essential fatty acids and human brain
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20329590

Brain Facts
https://sciencefirst.com/10-interesting-facts-about-the-human-brain/

Heaviest Organs in the Human Body
https://www.sciencefocus.com/the-human-body/top-10-what-are-the-heaviest-organs-in-the-human-body/

The Blood Supply of the Brain and Spinal Cord
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK11042/

Blood Vessels
https://www.fi.edu/heart/blood-vessels

Blood Vessels and the Brain
https://www.med.unc.edu/neurology/files/2018/05/blood-vessels-of-the-brain-1.pdf

Early Brain Development and Health
https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/early-brain-development.html

Brain Architecture
https://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/key-concepts/brain-architecture/

Stone Age Surgery
http://discovermagazine.com/1997/sep/stoneagesurgery1229

“Seeing” with Ears in Some Blind People
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110316104123.htm

Shrinking Brains
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-have-our-brains-started-to-shrink/?redirect=1

Speed of Nerve Impulses
https://hypertextbook.com/facts/2002/DavidParizh.shtml

Anatomy and Ultrastructure
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK53086/

Persistent Age-Related Cognitive-Motor Decline
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0094215

The Rise and Fall of Cognitive Skills
http://news.mit.edu/2015/brain-peaks-at-different-ages-0306

When Does Cognitive Functioning Peak?
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956797614567339

What is Brain Death?
https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/brain-death1.htm

Music: “Cute” and “Ukulele” from Bensound.com

Thanks to Tristan Reed (writing), Troy W. Hudson (VO), HowlingCreations for helping to create this video!

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