10 Astounding Facts About The Human Brain -- The Telegraph
Last night, BBC One's Inside the Human Body focused on the brain. Here are ten remarkable facts about our most complex organ.
* The human brain is so sophisticated it takes nearly 20 years to mature
* In the womb, humans grow 8,000 new brain cells every second
* By the time humans are born they have all the brain cells they will ever need
* The human brain is the "most sophisticated thing" in the known universe
* New-born babies can recognise their mother’s face after just a few hours
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