Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
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From The Book: Your Brain, Basic Facts
Your brain is three pounds of tofu-like tissue containing 1.1 trillion cells, including 100 billion neurons. On average, each neuron receives about five thousand connections, called synapses, from other neurons (Linden 2007).
At its receiving synapses, a neuron gets signals usually as a burst of chemicals called neurotransmitters from other neurons. Signals tell a neuron either to fire or not; whether it fires depends mainly on the combination of signals it receives each moment. In turn, when a neuron fires, it sends signals to other neurons through its transmitting synapses, telling them to fire or not.
A typical neuron fires 5–50 times a second. In the time it takes you to read the bullet points in this box, literally quadrillions of signals will travel inside your head.
Find out more in Buddha’s Brain.
ASIN : 1572246952
Publisher : New Harbinger Publications; 1st edition (November 1, 2009)
Language : English
Paperback : 251 pages
ISBN-10 : 9781572246959
ISBN-13 : 978-1572246959
Item Weight : 13.1 ounces
Dimensions : 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches