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Your brain has 100 billion active cells, each with up to 20,000 connections Your brain has about 100 billion active neurons or nerve cells. Each one grows branches like a tree, to store information: up to 20,000 branch-like dendrites with each cell. Each neuron is like a powerful computer. And each connects to other cells by sending electrical-chemical messages along axons.

Illustration from Make The Most Of Your Mind, by Tony Buzan, published by Pan, London, and reprinted here with permission from Tony Buzan.