The brain is the organ

 the most powerful thing humans possess. Although we all have an extremely powerful potential offered by our brains, we spend very little time practicing our thinking skills. We believe that thinking is either a natural function or believe that the great thinkers among us are gifted. Nothing could be further from the truth. Everyone has the ability to utilize this underutilized potential.

Do you want to get to know your brain better? Let’s take a look at some amazing facts about this powerful organ.

The brain contains 100 trillion connections

The facts about the brain are really amazing. For example, did you know that the human brain absorbs one-fifth of all the energy generated by your body in its resting state? It’s like a 20-watt light bulb that shines continuously. How big do you think the brain is? Well, if you can imagine it, your brain is made up of 100 billion cells, each of which connects to 1,000 other brain cells for a total of 100,000 billion connections. There are more points of cellular connection in the human brain than there are stars in our galaxy. As Norman Cousins said, “even the universe with its countless billions of galaxies is no more wonder or complexity than the human brain”.

No one has ever been able to use their brain to its full potential.

Here are some amazing facts about your brain. Although the brain weighs only 1,360 kg, it contains 12 trillion nerve cells (more than two and a half times the number of people on this planet). It contains 1000 trillion trillion molecules (far beyond our calculating capacity) and can process 30 billion bits of information per second. Your brain has 10 billion neurons and the range of connections that all the neurons in the brain could make would be one with 28 crabs after it. Your brain has enough atomic energy to build the world’s major cities many times over. Unsurprisingly, no human being has yet reached who has been able to use the full potential of the brain. Have you?

Explode the myths of the brain

One of the reasons why we fail to make the most of our brain, and therefore our thinking abilities, is that we retain a series of inherited assumptions about our brain and our ability to think. Many of us believe that, contrary to the facts, we are either born smart or stupid. We think that we are only as smart as our measured intelligence quotient (IQ) and that this is set throughout our lives. We think that when we encounter big problems, they simply cannot be solved. We worry about making decisions and lament our ability to choose wisely. We think that we are stuck with our way of thinking and that we cannot change it. And to top it all off, we think that as we get older, our brain declines and with it our ability to remember things. The only one of these assumptions that is true is that it is only our thinking that limits the power of our brain.

Summary of the key points of our brain

1. The human brain is so powerful that few of us get as close to it as we could.

2. Every person has the ability to think intelligently and creatively.

3. The brain is the source of key mental faculties such as memory, imagination, creativity and innovation.

4. The brain is the key tool for mastering the modern information age.

5. Everyone in a modern organization is a knowledge worker to some extent.

6. Research shows that half of the skills needed by successful workers involve the use of thinking skills.

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