Inside the Mind of Alzheimers with Greg O’Brien
August 4, 2015•56 min
The human brain, a fragile organ that inaugurates connectivity the first week in utero, contains 100 billion neurons — 16 billion times the number of people on Earth–with each neuron igniting more than 10,000 synaptic connections to other neurons, totaling more than a trillion connections that store memories. If your brain functioned like a digital video recorder, it could hold more than 3 million hours of TV shows, enough video storage for 300 years. But what happens when the connectivity unravels and those neurons stop making synaptic connections? Join us as we take a look “Inside the Mind of Alzhiemer’s” with Greg O’Brien, author of On Pluto.