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  • More than a Headache: How the Application of New York's No-fault Threshold has Effectively Eliminated Head Injury Plaintiffs' Chances of Recovery

    100,000,000,000. One hundred billion is the number of neurons contained in the human brain. To put that number in perspective, it is also the same number of stars contained in the Milky Way galaxy. Although only three pounds, “[a] single human brain has more switches than all the computers and routers and Internet connections on Earth.” It is able to complete an astonishing one hundred trillion computations every second. However, these are very rough estimates, because as much as the human brain can accomplish, it has failed to fully comprehend the internal workings of the brain. New York’s legal system has suffered this same fate.