We were all born with one… a human brain that is.
It’s one of the most important organs in our body and it gives us the ability to learn and think.
How much does the human brain weigh?
An adult human brain weighs an average of 3 pounds (1360 grams).
It represents around 2% of a human’s total body weight.
The power of the brain sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom.
The brain is made up of around 60% fat. This is a higher fat content than most other organs in the body.
The average human brain measures around 5.5 inches (140 millimeters) in width by 6.6 inches (167 millimeters) in height.
In the first year of human life the brain will grow three times its original size at birth. However, it decreases in size as we age.
A sperm whale’s brain is the largest in the animal kingdom. It weighs around 20 pounds or 9072 grams.
~ Fun Fact ~
The human brain does not feel any pain. It recognizes pain signals from other areas of the body.