Brain Facts #7 – Your Brain Never Sleeps

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Restless Brain Even while you’re snoozing, your brain constantly transmits information through motor circuits that send information to your muscles and glands, while receiving information from sensory circuits located throughout your body. It is only when your brain ceases to send these signals that you really have something to worry about. Looking for a good night of sleep? Shannon’s Sleep

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Brain Fact #6: Many Ancient Philosophers got it Wrong. It’s All in Your Head

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It is all in your head   OLD NEWS   Ancient Philosophers get it Wrong Until the 17th century, it was commonly believed that the heart was the source of human consciousness. A philosopher named Thomas Willis was among the first to recognize the immense powers that the brain possesses. Finally, you can take advantage of this new-found knowledge, and

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Brain Fact #5: Taken for granted: Breathing, Heart rate, and more

  Don’t give it a second thought… Have you ever thought, “Why do I NOT need to think about breathing – it just happens?” Basic life functions such as breathing, blood flow and heartbeat are controlled by the brain stem, located at the brain’s base; also known as the Pons (the Medulla) with the lower part being the Medulla Oblongata.

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Brain Fact #4: Underweight People Risk Brain Shutdown

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Are you Starving Your Brain? Did you know… In the average human, the brain consumes about 17% of the body’s total energy but accounts for only 3% of bodyweight. Dietitians suggest you should not go below 1400 calories per day, as this is the minimum amount necessary to meet your daily nutritional requirements. (I am keeping this simple, recognizing there

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Brain Facts #3: Humans require less Body Hair due to the Brain

Your Brain is Hot   Through human evolution, humans lost their body hair to compensate for the excess heat produced by the brain. Researchers looking for the reason humans have much less body hair than other mammals have discovered the human brain produces a lot of heat. So the human body could dissipate that heat, fur was replaced by less

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Brain Facts #2 – A Good Night’s Sleep

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Your Brain Takes Naps Did you know… Sleep is essential for your brain. Sleep deprivation can lead to “microsleep,” when the brain “shuts off” for a few seconds at a time. An impaired person might lose track of a conversation or task. It is very dangerous if you microsleep while dirving your car. For a good night of sleep: Shannon’s

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Brain Facts #1

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Your Fantastic Brain 1 Did you know… The human brain consists of some 100 billion active nerve cells.That is 100,000,000,000. Imagine what you could accomplish if you could use them all? Great Things Happen Here!

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