An amazing book has been published that reveals many secrets of our brain.
An amazing book has been published that reveals many secrets of our brain
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The only food our brains need is glucose. And although the brain itself takes up only 2% of the total body weight, it requires at least 20% of the glucose consumed by the body. It is extracted from the carbons abundant in foods such as chocolate chip cookies. Our brain needs at least 420 calories a day. If the supply of glucose to the brain stops even for 10 minutes, then irreversible changes may occur in our "analytical center".
Certain brain cells move when we move and also when we see other people move. This means that our brains subconsciously imitate the actions of those we see. The so-called mirror neurons come into play, the discovery of which is considered one of the most important scientific achievements in recent years. It is these neurons that “turn on” when we see the actions and emotions of other people, both in real life and on the screen. That's why it's so scary to watch horror movies - the nightmare on the screen we let in.
Finally, there are significant functional and structural differences between male and female brains. Corpus callosum (a nerve node that provides information exchange between the right and left hemispheres of the brain) is slightly larger in women than in men. And this means that the “emotional” right hemisphere of the brain is better connected with the “analytical” left. That's why women are more sensual. In addition, when performing complex tasks, women use both hemispheres, and men more often use the hemisphere that is more suitable for each specific task.