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How Does the Brain Work?

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The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization based in New York dedicated to advancing neuroscience and society by supporting cross-disciplinary intersections such as neuroscience and ethics, law, policy, humanities, and arts.

The Dana Foundation provides scientifically-reviewed lesson plans, fact sheets, and puzzles that educators can use in classrooms, as well as links to more activities and neuroscience history from other brainy organizations.

How Does the Brain Work?

With 80-100 billion neurons, the human brain is capable of some astonishing feats. Each neuron is connected to more than 1,000 other neurons, making the total number of connections in the brain around 60 trillion! Take an in-depth look at the parts of a neuron and how they communicate with each other using electrochemical signals.

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