Connection Between Brain Wiring and School

Your child's brain contains over 100 billion neurons at birth. Think of neurons as call centers that carry messages to and from the brain via the complex and complicated nervous system. Synapses, which are the connections made from one brain cell to another, occur by the trillions even before your child is born! Research states that at birth, 2 500 synapses per neuron are made. That's like 2,500,000,000,000 or 2.5 with 11 zeros transmissions. That number only keeps growing through childhood. By age 2 or 3 the number of synapses per neuron is 15,000! Here's the fascinating piece. Our brain eliminates the connections that are not used. They are thrown away in favour of efficiency, which is all

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