Do you remember that iconic scene from the movie Jerry Maguire (1996) when the little boy announces, "The human head weighs 8 pounds?" Here's a 5-second clip
– it's pretty cute.
What facts can you share about the human brain?
It doesn't matter where you learned the facts – they could be from pop culture or from neuroscience research. We learn in so many different ways.
One of the facts I find most interesting about the human brain is that "neurons that fire together wire together." In other words, our habits form deeper and deeper grooves in our brains the more we practice them. This is true of both healthy and unhealthy habits/thinking. Lots of people talk about this in different ways – I first learned about it from the meditation teacher Tara Brach. In this short blog post
, she discusses some examples of how this fact affects us in daily life.
If you have an interesting fact about the human brain, share it here. And if you'd like to learn more, check out this Wonders of the Human Brain Collection