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If You Get 7/11 Of These Questions Right, You Should Probably Become A Neuroscientist

The brain game.

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  1. about how many brain cells is the brain estimated to have? 
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    17 million
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    1 billion
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    86 billion
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    700 million
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Yah, it's 86 billion. That's a shit ton of cells.

    Obviously this isn't the exact number, try counting to 86 billion, but it's an educated guess.

  2. how many pounds does the average human brain weigh?
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    8 pounds
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    3 pounds
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    6 pounds
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    1 pound
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    Wrong!

    3, on average

    But Einsteins only weighed 2.71 pounds so size doesn't really matter.

  3. what % fat is the brain? 
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    20%
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    35%
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    85%
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    60%
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    60% is the answer you were looking for

    It's the fattiest organ in the body!!

  4. what's the estimated amount of thoughts humans are said to have in a day?  
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    10-20 thousand
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    25-50 thousand
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    100-110 thousand
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    60-70 thousand
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    Wrong!

    25-50k

    It's a lot. And even more fun fact: most of them are negative! Being human is fun.

  5. on average, when is the brain fully matured?
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    30 years old
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    13 years old
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    18 years old
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    25 years old
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    25-ish

    It's all down hill after that.

  6. true or false:&nbsp;<br>the brain can't feel pain<br>
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    true
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    false
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    TRUE.

    It has no pain receptors. Weird.

  7. what part of the brain contains the "control center" for the heart and lungs?
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    medulla oblongata
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    thalamus
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    Pituary Gland
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    cerebellum
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    Wrong!

    The medulla oblongata

    If you've seen Waterboy, you should know that. Learn about it here.

  8. what food is the brain most similar to in consistency?
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    raw steak
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    Cheesecake
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    tofu
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    Roast Chicken
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    Tofu

    So they say. . It's vegan!

  9. at what speed can the fastest neurons in the brain travel?
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    110 MPH
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    65 MPH
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    268 MPH
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    205 MPH
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    Wrong!

    Around 268 MPH

    Das fast man.

  10. approximately how many chemical reactions take place in your brain every second?&nbsp;
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    10,000
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    60,000
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    3,000
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    100,000
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    Wrong!

    100,000

    LITERALLY THE BRAIN IS ALWAYS DOIN' SHIT.

  11. How much of the body's energy Is the brain using at any given time?
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    20%
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    5%
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    3%
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    12%
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    Wrong!

    It's using 20%

    Makes sense I guess, it's got a lot of work to do.

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