8 things you did not know about your nerves

Take a look at these fascinating facts and illustrations of the nerves in the human body

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About nerves

1. There are 100 billion nerves only in your brain.

2. There are more nerve cells in the human brain than there are stars in the Milky Way.

3. If we align all the neurons in our body, it would be about 965 km long.

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4. The left side of the human brain controls the right side of the body and the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body.

5. Newborn babies lose approximately half of their nerve cells before they are born.

6. There are approximately 13.5 million neurons in the human spinal cord.

7. The nervous system can transmit nerve impulses at a speed of up to 100 meters per second and, in some cases, the transmission speed is around 180 miles per hour.

8. The brains of men have 6.5 times more gray matter compared to women, but the female brain has 10 times more white matter compared to men.

Fact on the nervous system

The nervous system is probably the most mysterious and complicated system in our body. However, without it, none of the other systems could work optimally

  • There are more nerve cells in the human brain than stars in the Milky Way
  • If we align all the neurons in our body, it would be about 965 km long
  • There are 100 billion neurons in your brain only
  • The brain of a newborn baby grows almost 3 times during the course of its first year
  • The left side of the human brain controls the right side of the body and the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body
  • A newborn baby loses approximately half of its nerve cells before birth
  • There are about 13, 500,000 neurons in the human spinal cord
  • The nervous system can transmit nerve impulses as fast as 100 meters per second, and in some cases, the transmission speed is around 180 miles per hour.
  • A man’s brain has 6.5 times more gray matter compared to women, but a woman’s brain has 10 times more white matter compared to men
  • Your nervous system can not function properly in the absence of potassium and sodium ions. Vitamin B is equally essential for your nervous system.