neuronnoun [ C ]UK also neurone uk /ˈnjʊə.rɒn/ us /ˈnʊr.ɑːn/
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- In fact, babies have twice as many neurons as adults.
- This means that when one type of behavior is repeated, like being sociable, that tells the brain to produce more neurons, helping someone do that behavior better.
- What’s more, doing something like playing a musical instrument will make the brain grow more neurons in the area being used.