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Myth or Fact? An adult brain has enough myelin to stretch from New York to Tokyo.

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Myth or Fact? An adult brain has enough myelin to stretch from New York to Tokyo.

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knowingneurons

Knowing Neurons is an award-winning neuroscience education and outreach website that was created by young neuroscientists. The global team members at Knowing Neurons explain complicated ideas about the brain and mind clearly and accurately using powerful images, infographics, and animations to enhance written content. With an extensive social media presence, Knowing Neurons has become an important science communication outlet and resource for both students and teachers.

4 thoughts on “Myth or Fact? An adult brain has enough myelin to stretch from New York to Tokyo.

  • I wonder how one could measure the distances between neurons

    • Easy, they send a nano-robot inside one’s ear, it tie a knot around one neuron in brain and then it tie the other end to the satellite in space. And satellite is flying away from universe. It looks like ripping wooly sweater.

      PS. Some facts above may not be true.

      • Interesting. Thank for the information. Good to know that

  • Wait is this a myth because it’s actually longer than the statement? Because if it could wrap around the earth 4.5 times then it could definitely go from NY to Tokyo.

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