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Is the brain really the most important organ in the human body?

human brainIn a way, yes. The brain is the most important organ in our body. It sort of serves as the boss of the other organs. It runs the show and tells the other parts what to do so the whole body functions properly.

However, the brain is also dependent on the other organs. For instance, the brain will not work properly without the heart to supply blood and lungs to provide oxygen, etc.  The body may be kept alive, but without the brain, a person can’t truly live. Here are some interesting and weird facts about this big, wrinkly, gray sponge called brain.

Even though the brain processes pain signals, the brain itself does not actually feel pain. There are no pain receptors in the brain so it doesn’t feel pain.

The brain needs a lot of oxygen to function properly. It requires 20 percent of the oxygen and calories your body needs — even though your brain only makes up two percent of your total body weight.
The brain is made up of 80% water.

The brain never sleeps. In fact, it's more active when you are fast asleep.

For the brain to operate, it needs 10 watts of power!

Do you dream a lot? If you do, it means you have high I.Q.! The smarter you are, the more you dream.

The brain is like a massive storage device. It has the capacity to store everything you experience, see, read or hear. However, the real issue is recall — whether you can access that information.

Information in your brain travels at different speeds: The neurons in your brain are built differently, and information travels along them at different speeds. This is why sometimes you can recall information instantly, and sometimes it takes a little longer.

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