Fraction of brain utilization of total metabolism

Value 20 %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Roth G, Dicke U. Evolution of the brain and intelligence. Trends Cogn Sci. 2005 May9(5):250-7. p.254 box 2PubMed ID15866152
Comments The human brain occupies only 2% of body mass, but consumes about 20% of total metabolism. However, heart, liver, kidney and the gastrointestinal tract are equally ‘expensive’. For identical value see BNID 103264
Entered by Daniel Ramot
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