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Monday, February 26, 2018

Scientists claim that the most complicated and mysterious thing in the universe is the human brain. Scientists know more about stars exploding billions of light years away than they know about the brain.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) believed that the center of thought was the heart and that the brain's function was merely to cool the heart. It was an early Greek physician, Alcmaeon of Croton (c. 6th century B.C.), who was the first to claim that the brain, not the heart, is the central organ of sensation and thought.

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Today's Random Fact:

In South America, scientist have discovered deliberately made 'skull holes' that may have been made to treat painful headaches, brain disease, or to let 'evil spirits' out of the head. Called 'trepanation,' the process of making those holes was incredibly painful. The high number of trepanized skulls suggests that this brain surgery was commonplace.

Bonus Fact:

Contrary to the popular belief that humans use just 10 percent of their brain capacity, humans actually use virtually every part of the brain, and most of the brain is active all the time.

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