FEB 11, 2014 11:43 AM PST

How Neurons Work Made Simple

WRITTEN BY: Jennifer Ellis


The human brain contains more than a hundred billion neurons. Just like a single
ant could never build an anthill, a single neuron can't think or feel or remember. A
neuron's power is a result of its connections to other neurons. Each neuron is
connected to as many as a thousand of its neighbors. These trillions of
connections provide the playing field upon which the complex activity of the brain
takes place.
About the Author
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