Your Powerful Brain

  • There are millions of nerve cells in the human body. This number even exceeds the number of stars in the Milky Way.
  • The human brain alone consists of about 100 billion neurons. If all these neurons were to be lined up, it would form a 600 mile long line.
  • In humans, the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body, while the left side of the brain controls the right side.
  • In a child developing inside the womb, neurons grow at the rate of 250,000 neurons per minute.
  • By the time of its birth, the baby’s brain consists of around 10 million nerve cells.
  • The nervous system is very quick, it can transmit impulses at a tremendous speed of 100 meters per second. The speed of message transmissions to the brain can be as high as 180 miles per hour!
  • There are 43 different nerves that connect the central nervous system to every part of the body. Twelve of those nerve pairs are connected to the brain, while the remaining 31 are connected to the spinal cord, which is why it is so important to get your nervous system checked by a chiropractor for optimal function and health!

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