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Fun Facts on the Brain

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Did you know that your brain does not stop working, even when you are asleep? Did you know that the brain processes around 70,000 thoughts each day? Did you know that the human brain is three times bigger than the brain of a chimpanzee? Read our facts sheets to discover many fascinating and interesting facts about the human brain - it will help to increase your knowledge about your body and provide cool facts and information to amaze your friends and family

Fun Fact 1: What is the brain? Your brain is one of the most important organs in your body - it is the center of the nervous system and controls all of your thoughts and movements

Fun Fact 2: Our brain enables us to; move, think, learn, feel emotions, remember, dream, create, breathe, see, hear, feel and taste

Fun Fact 3: Your brain controls your body movements by sending messages to the muscles via nerves. Nerves are attached to the spinal cord which is connected to the brain

Fun Fact 4: Nerves are made of neurons, neurons work in a similar way to electrical signals by sending messages around the human body

Fun Fact 5: How big is a human brain? The brain of an adult weighs around 1.5 kg (3 lbs) and measures around 16cm long, 14cm wide and 10cm deep

Fun Fact 6: The texture of a brain is very soft, and can be described similar to the texture of a soft mushroom. The head is encased in a tough shell called a skull; the skull is hard to protect the brain

Fun Fact 7: What are the main parts of the brain? The five main parts consist of the: cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem, pituitary gland and the hypothalamus

Fun Fact 8: The biggest part of the brain is called the cerebrum. The cerebrum controls our movements, thoughts and memory, it consist of two halves and makes up 85% of the brain's weight

Fun Fact 9: The cerebellum is located at the back of the head, above the brain stem. The cerebellum controls our movement and balance the word cerebellum means little brain

Fun Fact 10: The brain stem is at the base of the brain it controls our heart rate and breathing

Fun Fact 11: The pituitary gland is about the size of a pea, its function is to create chemicals called hormones; the pituitary gland receives information from other glands and makes sure that the right amount of hormones are being released

Fun Fact 12: The hypothalamus is about the size of an almond; it is responsible for controlling hormones and other functions including sleep, thirst, appetite and body temperature

Fun Fact 13: Did you know that your brain reaches full size when you are around six years old?

Fun Fact 14: The brain is often described as the 'grey matter'; however the color is closer to a soft pink-beige with an off-white cream color on the inside

Fun Fact 15: Like all parts of your body, your brain can benefit from exercise too! Puzzles and problem solving are a great way to exercise your brain to help it function and work more effectively!

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