Neuropsychiatry Interesting Facts
- It is believed that a Greek physician, Alcmaeon of Croton was the first to claim that the brain, not the heart, is the central organ of sensation and thought in 6th century B.C.
- In 1955, Albert Einstein’s brain was preserved for research. His brain was removed and hence preserved it into blocks. Dr. Harvery kept pieces for himself and refused to to return the brain and because of this reason, we got fired from Princeton Hospital It has been report that other brains that have been preserved include Carl Friedrich Gauss, Vladimir Lenin, and the Native American Ishi
- The human brain consists of approximately 100 billion neurons (which is supposed to equal stars in the Milky Way). The neurons makes about 1 quadrillion synapses. It is believed that if all the neurons were conjugate, they would stretch 600 miles.
- An average man has myelinated axons of around (176,000 km) in his brain, which is enough to wrap around the earth’s equator 4 and half times.
- Human are experienced 70,000 number of thoughts per day. The more you think, the more you have new connection.
- While awake, human brains have a power to generate energy of between 10-21 watts.
- It is very interesting that the brain does not have any pain receptors and, consequently, cannot feel pain. Approximately 15-20% of total oxygen & total blood in the human body is used by the brain
- During pregnancy, a woman’s brain shrinks and it takes up to five to six months to regain its normal size.
- The left hemisphere controls the right side of your body; and, the right hemisphere controls the left side of your body.
- Children who learn many languages before the age of five can alters the brain structure and adults have a much denser gray matter.
- Around 18-20% of the world’s children and adolescents have mental disorders or psychiatric problems. Mental disorders increase the risk of getting ill from other diseases such as Stress, Cardiovascular disease, HIV, diabetes, and vice-versa.
- Every year around 800000 die due to suicide. It is believed that suicide is the third leading cause of death in adults.