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An astrophysicist at the University of Bologna and a neurosurgeon at the University of Verona have claimed that the brain resembles the universe. The two Italian researchers came up with the galaxy-brain theory that is out of this world: The structures of the perceptible universe, they say, are astonishingly comparable to the neuronal networks of the human brain.
...The brain itself contains an estimated 69 billion neurons, while the visible universe is comprised of at least 100 billion galaxies, strung together like a mesh network. Even more intriguing both galaxies and neurons only account for about 30 percent of the total masses of the universe and brain. Further, both galaxies and neurons arrange themselves like pearls on a long string.
Beginning from the shared features of the two systems, the two researchers examined a simulation of the network of galaxies in comparison to sections of the cerebral cortex and the cerebellum. Their purpose was to inspect how matter variations propagate.
In the case of galaxies, the remaining 70 percent of mass is dark energy. The equivalent in the human brain, the pair said was water.
originally posted by: SeaWorthy
originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: Never Despise
Congrats. You've figured it out...we all are important "cells" of a much much bigger....something.👍
An image of our creator.
The author of that article, Tyler Durden, got the science wrong like many science writers do, not that the science in this case is particularly good to begin with. But that statement above that the remaining 70 percent of mass is dark energy doesn't make scientific sense. News flash Tyler, energy (including dark energy) is energy, not mass.
originally posted by: Never Despise
"In the case of galaxies, the remaining 70 percent of mass is dark energy. The equivalent in the human brain, the pair said was water."