Ever wondered what really goes on inside that big head of yours repair to this act not really oppose the underlying hardware of human bodies CPU.
The brain a fascinating and immensely complicated organ that essentially controls the actions of the entire Animal Kingdom, yet many of us have had a headache trying to understand what exactly with power house inside our skull does to make us so awesome.
Just try and comprehend this, every single action you are involved in right from reading the words in the book, to listening to the noisy neighbour to mentally cursing the delay of the release of “the force awakens”, all the while tapping your feet to a song playing in your head, all of this can be done simultaneously by your brain without breaking a sweat. How exactly? To understand that, we need to roll up our sleeves and delve into what the brain is made of.
If you judge the brain by its appearance, it looks like and uninspiring mass of wrinkled tissue that has nothing creative about it. That is until you realise that almost entire 1.4 kg of it is made up of a complex network of billions of Nerve cells called neurons. Why is that a big deal? These cells are significantly different from the other cells that you find in the human body. One of the first things that define them is that they are almost completely dedicated to information relay. Although all cells do conduct some information are the other, you can imagine the network of neurones to be similar to fibre Internet compared to the dial up connection that most other cells are using for specialised purposes. They are not just limited to the brain but are also the basic constituent for the entire nervous system that is like an information and command highway to and from the brain to the rest of the body. Another interesting feature about neurones is that they never die during your lifetime. That’s right! The neurons that are fired when you see a bed at the end of a long day, when you are 25, are pretty much the same ones that were fired when you saw an empty swing at the park at the age of 5.