Human Brain Loses Billions of Neurons in New Analysis

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Human Brain Loses Billions of Neurons in New Analysis

The wholeِ human race justِ gotِ a littleِ dumber: A newِ analysis ofِ the number ofِ neurons, thoseِ brain cells thatِ transmit thoughts, inِ the human brain hasِ comeِ backِ with a staggeringly lowerِ number thanِ thought — 14 billion brain cells fewer, aboutِ the size ofِ the babboon brain.
The work wasِ performed onِ fourِ human brains, ages 50, 51, 54 andِ 71, fromِ men whoِ donated theirِ brains toِ science.
You thenِ takeِ a sample ofِ the soup, count theِ number ofِ cell nuclei belonging toِ neurons (as opposed toِ otherِ cells inِ the brain suchِ asِ glia) andِ then scale upِ toِ getِ the overallِ number.