Friday, January 7, 2022

A Matter of Scale

"Interestingly enough, the total number of neurons in the human brain falls in the same ballpark of the number of galaxies in the observable universe."

"The Strange Similarity of Neuron and Galaxy Networks"

Photo Collage by Francesco Izzo.

Your life’s memories could, in principle, be stored in the universe’s structure.

You can read the full article on the Nautilus website. Coauthored by a neurosurgeon and an astrophysicist, it's a great example of the power of interdisciplinary thinking.