"In simple circuits that control behavior, the tools of cellular and molecular biology have revealed how individual neurons and molecular signaling pathways are modified by learning." Professor Eric Kandel, Nobel Science Laureate of Columbia University, Learning and Memory
ECRIT Can Show You How to Optimize Your Brain
Few people realize how incredibly smart that they, their family, their friends, and their coworkers could be. Before we optimize the brain, it helps to appreciate what we have. Thus, could you arrange the correct order of the left hand column?
Now that you've tried to correctly rearrange the order, here are some incredible answers:
The number of roads and highways in the United States:
The number people in the United States:
The number of humans in the world.
There are 4 million roads and highways in the USA, and there are 325 million people in the USA out of 7.8 billion people worldwide. That is a lot of asphalt and people to fathom for a planet that has 57 million square miles of land mass.
Those are big numbers. However, now add all the roads and highways in the world together with all the 7.8 billion people in the world and all 1.2 billion cars on the roads and highways. Your brain has ten time more neurons than the sum of the world's roads, highways, cars, and people combined. We will see what kind of superpower that provides.
Facts about Neurons and Neuroglial Cells
The number of neurons in each human baby brain.
The number of neuroglial cells in each human brain.
The number of neuronal synapses in each human brain.
The brain is incredibly dense and wired unlike any computer. Packed into just 3 pounds under 465 square inches, there are an average of 89 billion neurons in each human brain (depending upon age, disease, care, and use of each brain). In addition, there are 1 trillion neuroglial cells ("glia" means "support") in each human brain, and some are also used for communication. Learn about your brain's wondrous abilities at our pages about Metamemory and Mental Agility.
"It is estimated that the mammalian brain comprises at least some 400 different brain regions, so there is much work to be done." Professor Gordon Shepherd of Yale University, Handbook of Brain Microcircuits