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Answer: Cerebral Hypoxia, a lack of oxygen to the brain

This question came up when I was playing Trivial Pursuit some years ago. Remember the answer for when you next play!

We know much about the brain yet equally there’s so much still to understand.

  1. The human brain weight about 3 pounds (1.36 kilos) is made predominantly from fat and water. These fatty acids are crucial for your brain’s performance, so for your own sake feed it with decent nutrients. Your brain doesn’t like a diet of Coke and burgers!
  2. Your brain’s storage capacity is considered virtually unlimited and contains about 86 billion neurons.  Each neuron forms connections to other neurons, which could add up to 1 quadrillion connections. That’s a 1 followed by 15 noughts. These neurons can combine thereby increasing storage capacity. In cases of cognitive decline many neurons can become damaged and stop functioning, thus impairing memory.
  3. Your spinal cord stops growing at 4 years old. A bundle of nervous tissue and support cells, it is the main source of internal communication and is responsible for sending messages from your brain throughout your body at about 268 mph (460kph)
  4. That you only use only 10% of your brain is a myth as youuse all of it (even when sleeping).
  5. Damage to neurons can have great impact. During a stroke blood is not able to get oxygen to the brain. As a result, brain cells can die, and abilities in that particular area of the brain can be lost. Similarly, Parkinson’s Disease occurs when the cells of a part of your brain called the substantia nigra start to die off.

Made up of billions of neurons that communicate in trillions of connections called synapses, your brain is one of the most complex and fascinating organs in your body. 

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Dr Keith Scott-Mumby writes:

Doctors May Be The Number One Killer

But according to Dr Barbara Starfield of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, who prepared the report for The Journal of the American Medical Association, doctors are actually the number one killer, because they do not inform patients properly of the hazards of the procedures they offer (why would they? The patient might have second thoughts and that would lose income for the doctor!)

According to Starfield’s figures:

  • 12,000 —–unnecessary surgeries
  • 7,000 ——medication errors in hospitals
  • 20,000 —–other errors in hospitals
  • 80,000 —–infections in hospitals
  • 106,000 —-non-error, negative effects of drugs”

If you want to choose your own departure date to the Cosmos, it’s time to become your own Messiah!

Graeme Dinnen


Don’t lose sight of the article I wrote in May 2021 on Improving Brain Performance.  

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