The Control Center
- The human brain is growing! In 1860 the average weight of a male brain was 3 lbs. Now a man?s brain weighs an average of 3 1/8 lbs.
- There are around 30,000 million nerve cells in the body.
- A nerve cell can transmit 1,000 nerve impulses each second.
Websites & Books
- KidsHealth: the Brain & the Nervous System
- Your Gross and Cool Body: the Human Brain
- Your Gross and Cool Body: Nervous System
- PBS: The Secret Life of the Brain
- Neuroscience for Kids