At birth the average person has around 100 billion nerve cells in their brain – similar to the number of trees in the Amazon rain forest.
On top of that we each start off with ten times that number of glial cells which have the job of maintaining a nurturing environment for the nerve cells.
Such unimaginably vast figures give some indication of the sheer complexity of the human brain and were explained by Fathieh Saudi at the society's June 2006 meeting
Dr Saudi described the astonishing perfection of the functioning of the human brain and explain some of the implications for clinical hypnotherapy and her talk provided an introduction to the basic structure and mode of function of the brain including how the brain develops from the womb up to adulthood.
In addition the presentation examined the amazing functioning of the five senses, their location in the brain, s looking at memory structure and mode of function.