Estimated number of brain cells in the average adult brain
Estimated number of brain cells lost by the average adult over a lifetime
Estimated number of additional brain cells
lost by an average Alzheimer´s patient
Estimated number of brain cells lost
by the average adult each day
Miles of neurons formed if every
brain cell in the average adult brain
were arranged end to end
Estimated number of brain cells regenerated by the average adult each day
Number of stem cells required by scientists at the University of Florida to generate thousands
of perfectly functional brain cells in a dish
And the good news...
Number of brain cells needed to spot a familiar face, according to UCLA neuroscientists
Sources: Allen Institute of Brain Science, MIT Picower Center for Learning and Memory, Newcastle University Institute of Neuroscience, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute
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