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Your nerve impulses can travel at the speed of 170 miles per hour! About as fast as a fancy high-powered sports car. The brain pictured here probably doesn't go that fast.

Contributed by Alyssa Green

Some scientist believe the mysterious occurrence of Deja Vu is when your brain mixes up your short term memory with your long term memory.

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Sperm whales have the largest animal brains at almost 18 pounds. The body of a blue whale is usually twice as long and three times heavier, yet their brains weigh about 5 pounds less than that!!

Contributed by Alyssa Green

I'm sure many of you have heard that humans use less than 10% of their brains. There is not much accuracy in this statement because every part of the brain has a known function.

Contributed by Alyssa Green

The human brain is regarded as having the highest fat concentration in a single organ of a healthy person at 60%.

Contributed by Alyssa Green

Though only taking up 2% of your body weight, your brain contains about 100 billion neurons. To put that into perspective, that is about the same amount of stars there is in the Milky Way Galaxy!!!

Contributed by Alyssa Green

With all your brain has to do on a day-to-day basis it needs all the energy it can. 1/5 of all the energy you consume goes to aid in brain function. Perhaps this is why we crave high calorie treats like donut burgers…mmmm!

Contributed by Alyssa Green

If you cut into your brain, would it hurt? Surprisingly your brain has no nerves. So while it interprets pain in other parts of the body, it feels no pain itself! Don't be alarmed that is just a brain cake!

Contributed by Alyssa Green

Human need their brains not only to receive knowledge and to give it. However we need our brains for everything. Our brain controls out nerves and how we react to things.

Contributed by Candle Sparkle

Did you know the biggest part of your brain is the cerebrum? This video is very interesting! It gives you an insight introduction about the structure and the way the brain function. While you are thinking and completing tasks throughout the day you will be able to understand what parts of your brain is working to fully grasp the process.

Contributed by Loretha Cain