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Brain drain

Brain drain

The brain uses only about 15-20 watts of power -- not even enough to power a refrigerator light. But it's still something of an energy hog: less than 5% of the body's weight is brain, but it uses nearly 20% of the body's total energy. Thinking is hard work!

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Last updated by curious on Sept. 27, 2008

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