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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Technical Tuesday Brain

Technical Tuesday Brain

It is often said that the brain is the computer of the body. And this isn’t far from the truth. The brain stores about 1,000 terabytes, and that equates to watching about three million hours of video. You’d be in front of a screen constantly for 300 years to do that. Scary thought.

The brain weights about 3 pounds, and is about 73% water. That’s just one reason why it is so important for dancers (and other humans) to stay hydrated. Just a 2% drop in hydration will affect your attention, memory and other cognitive functions. Not a good state to be in especially when learning choreography!

Here is an amazing fact from https://bebrainfit.com/human-brain-facts/ to put your brain around: “A piece of brain tissue the size of a grain of sand contains 100,000 neurons and 1 billion synapses, all communicating with each other.” Wow!

There are many, many more fascinating facts about the brain out there, but to finish this post, here is a myth debunked: We don’t just use a small percentage of our brain. In fact, brain scans show we use most of our brain, most of the time – even when we are sleeping! https://hub.jhu.edu/2014/07/24/busting-a-brain-myth/ and

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #27rr:
“ Your brain is like the body’s computer.”

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Quote of the Day:
Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

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