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Updated on Apr 28, 2019. Posted on Apr 27, 2017

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

The brain game.

  1. about how many brain cells is the brain estimated to have? 

    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?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    3, on average

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

  3. what % fat is the brain? 

    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?  

    Correct! 
    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?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    25-ish

    It's all down hill after that.

  6. true or false: 
    the brain can't feel pain

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    TRUE.

    It has no pain receptors. Weird.

  7. what part of the brain contains the "control center" for the heart and lungs?

    Correct! 
    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?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Tofu

    So they say. . It's vegan!

  9. at what speed can the fastest neurons in the brain travel?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Around 268 MPH

    Das fast man.

  10. approximately how many chemical reactions take place in your brain every second? 

    Correct! 
    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?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's using 20%

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

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