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Q: how many brain cells are humans born with? ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: how many brain cells are humans born with?
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Asked by: mrjmf-ga
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how many brain cells are humans born with? about?
Subject: Re: how many brain cells are humans born with?
Answered By: efn-ga on 28 Dec 2005 19:42 PST
Hi mrjmf,

The commonly cited number is one hundred billion (100,000,000,000).

For example, see:

"Building Baby?s Brain:  The Basics" from The University of
Georgia/College of Family and Consumer Sciences

"Brain Development" from Purdue University Provider-Parent Partnerships

"How important are the first three years of a baby's life?", an
interview with David Steinberg, M.D. on the NYU Child Study Center

"Brain Cells and Neural Connections" on

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I wasn't getting anywhere searching with queries like "brain cells
born OR birth", so I took a guess and searched for "billion brain
cells born" and found plenty of pages like those listed above, all
with the same 100 billion number.

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