Brain Electricity

Brain Electricity –  In previous posts, I discussed quantum cerebrology and the neuro-chemical components of the brain. In this post, I focus on brain electricity (energy) component. According to Jack Huberman, “human brains are demanding organs:  they make up only 2.4% of the body’s mass, but devour 20% of its energy.” (2007) Our brain is an organ generating a tremendous amount of electrical impulses. There is a large amount of electrical capacity in the gray matter of the human brain. The estimate is that an average size brain (3 ½ lbs.) has the capacity to generate 10-14 watts of electricity (enough to power a flashlight). Our brains are electrified, electrically powered, and have neurons transmitting electrical information from cell to cell. Electrical impulses fire chemical messages (neurotransmitters) at the synaptic junction to receptors on the other side of the synaptic gap. This electrification greatly adds to the brain’s swiftness of action (speed). Our goal should be how to best use this electricity, how to best focus, and how to have our brains function and work with the most efficiency. Without focus a lot of the details of incoming information to the brain are missed and electricity is lost.