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#DevelopingBrain from 18 days post conception to early childhood is surreal
#First1000Days = critical for a lifespan of health + wealth of society
Let us marvel at some key facts on Developing Brain (Source: @UNICEF 'Building Better Brains: @TheLancet ) 1/n
The blueprint of the human brain includes 86 billion neurons and around one quadrillion synapses (which enable neural connections), coded in only 10,000 genes (Herculano–Houzel, 2009)
During the first years of life, neurons form new connections at an astounding rate of 700 to 1,000 per second (Shonkoff, 2009). Not even a viral tweet from the Oscars moves that quickly
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