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How active is our brain throughout the day?

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Dr. Noel So
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 20% of total energy

The brain uses 10 times more energy than any other part of the body of equal weight.

In brief: 20% of total energy

The brain uses 10 times more energy than any other part of the body of equal weight.
Dr. Noel So
Dr. Noel So
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Dr. Jonathan Megerian
As Dr. So states, the Brain uses 20% of the energy produced by the body, but represents only about 2 or 3 % of the total weight of the adult human body.
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hard to imagine!

The nervous system processing information constantly.
Everything you hear, see, touch, smell, all has to be processed. Your nervous system is constantly having to decide whether these sensations are important or not. You do not become aware until it is important to do so. Some people become aware better than others, and some are aware but select to ignore or block things out.

In brief: Hard to imagine!

The nervous system processing information constantly.
Everything you hear, see, touch, smell, all has to be processed. Your nervous system is constantly having to decide whether these sensations are important or not. You do not become aware until it is important to do so. Some people become aware better than others, and some are aware but select to ignore or block things out.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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