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Neural Fusion Secrets

by zara zak (2019-04-25)

For your child's brains, the best thing you can do is simply to be pregnant. The vast majority of brain cells, or neurons, are formed during prenatal development, starting a few weeks after conception. By the time babies are born, they have all of the neurons they will ever have and, in fact, even more than they need. A baby’s brain contains more than 100 billion neurons, and if that seems like a lot, it is: It’s 20 percent more than you have. As your child reaches adolescence, about 20 percent of those booming neurons are discarded, leaving only the ones we will have for the rest of their lives.