Thursday, February 23, 2012

Quote of the Day

When you look at the structure of the brain it's made up of neurons.........There are 100 billion of these nerve cells.  Each of these cells makes about 1,000 to 10,000 contacts with other neurons.  From this information people have calculated that the number of possible brain states, of permutations and combinations of brain activity, exceeds the number of elementary particles in the universe.

--V.S. Ramachandran


Steven said...

of course one would need to determine what the 'elementary' particle is. A quark? A vibrating string? The dark force/matter? Even without knowing what is elementary...the brain is fantastic!

Kay Dennison said...

Wow!!! Interesting!!!!