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This animation very simply and understandably emphasizes the delicate nature of axons and how vulnerable they are by demonstrating an axon stretching from one side of the brain is comparable to an 800 yard spaghetti noodle.
The Center for Disease Control estimates that 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries occur every year in the United States. Many go undiagnosed. While this seems like a staggeringly high number, if the thin, delicate nature of axons is considered, it is no wonder why brain injuries occur so often – even without evidence of a significant blow to the head. This video helps demonstrate just how thin, delicate, and vulnerable axons and neurons are. The video compares a typical axon in the brain (spanning from one side of the brain to the other – a distance of about 5”) to a spaghetti noodle. Amazingly, if a typical axon were enlarged so that it’s diameter were the same as a spaghetti noodle, and the length of the axon were enlarged proportionally, the length of the axon would be longer than eight football fields. This comparison allows the viewer to appreciate how not only one, but thousands of structures as thin and delicate as an eight-hundred-yard spaghetti noodle can be injured with even mild traumatic forces to the brain without being visible on imaging studies.