Brain drains power even in stand-by mode

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A new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA indicates that two thirds of the brain's energy budget is used to help neurons or nerve cells "fire'' or send signals. The remaining third, however, is used for what study co-author Wei Chen, a radiologist at the University of Minnesota Medical School, refers to as "housekeeping," or cell-health maintenance.
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It's not just this blog is called as such. It's because that now I know that it doesn't matter that you rest all day or bounce around all day that you recharge or deplete your body's energy. No matter how long I stay on that couch and hone my remote-pressing skills I still lose energy. So what's the better way to lose energy? Get out of the couch, get some beer then get back on the couch then get hold of that remote. It's the beer that makes all the difference in the world.

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