Human Brain Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: ScienceMaster.com
Research Date: 3.12.2014
Brain StatisticsData
Percent of the brain used100 %
Average weight of a human brain3 pounds
Average weight of a human brain at birth12 ounces
Percent of total body weight that the brain represents2 %
Percent of the body’s oxygen consumed by the brain25 %
Percent of the body’s glucose burned up by the brain70 %
Percent of the body’s nutrients consumed by the brain25 %
Number of neurons in the brain100 Billion
Pints of blood that traverse through the brain every minute1.5 pints
Miles of blood vessels, capillaries and other transport systems in the brain100,000 miles
Number of connections in the adult brain1 quadrillion
Percent of the brain’s neurons housed by the cerebral cortex83 %
Number of cortical layers in the brain6
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