Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Stunning details of brain connections revealed

Observed in this manner, the brain's overall complexity is almost
beyond belief, said Smith. "One synapse, by itself, is more like a
microprocessor -- with both memory-storage and information-processing
elements -- than a mere on/off switch. In fact, one synapse may
contain on the order of 1,000 molecular-scale switches. A single human
brain has more switches than all the computers and routers and
Internet connections on Earth," he said.


1 comment:

  1. The human cerebrum contains just about 90 billion neurons, which speak with each other at intersections called neurotransmitters. Every neuron has a shape similar to that of a tree and is canvassed in branches called dendrites.