Thursday, January 26, 2012
Brain - Energy Hog
Did you know that your brain is something of an energy hog, using more energy than any other human organ? At any given time your brain is using up to 20% of your body’s total energy haul. About two thirds of the brain's energy budget is used to help the neurons or nerve cells send signals or "fire.” The remaining third of your brain’s energy budget is used for housekeeping or cell-health maintenance.