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    nautil.us | Grigori Guitchounts | 1/23/20 | 19 min
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    • orezmai3 weeks ago

      ᵇᵒᵗˢ ʰᵃᵛᵉ ᶠᵉᵉˡⁱⁿᵍˢ ᵗᵒᵒ 🤖

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        3 weeks ago

        Obviously!!

        • orezmai3 weeks ago

          Shout out Bill 💕🐋

          • bill
            Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
            3 weeks ago

            🥰🆙

    • Pegeen
      Reading streak
      3 weeks ago

      I’m proud of myself for sticking with this article! It hurts my brain just reading about this research. I don’t need the details - more the Cliff Notes. Our brains, our bodies - truly magnificent and humbling.

      • SEnkey
        Scout
        3 weeks ago

        Agreed!

        • bill
          Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
          3 weeks ago

          Agreed!

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      3 weeks ago

      “In this age, the wealth of information is an enemy to the simple idea of understanding,” Lichtman said.

      • Pegeen
        Reading streak
        3 weeks ago

        I loved that quote as well. And it applies to life in general!

        • bill
          Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
          3 weeks ago

          ✌️👋🤘

      • deephdave
        Reading streakScout
        3 weeks ago

        “Language itself is a fundamentally linear process, where one idea leads to the next. But if the thing you’re trying to describe has a million things happening simultaneously, language is not the right tool. It’s like understanding the stock market. The best way to make money on the stock market is probably not by understanding the fundamental concepts of economy. It’s by understanding how to utilize this data to know what to buy and when to buy it. That may have nothing to do with economics but with data and how data is used.”

    • deephdave
      Reading streakScout
      3 weeks ago

      Amazing article!

      The Technicolor images are a beautiful sight that evokes a fantastic thought: The mysteries of how brains create memories, thoughts, perceptions, feelings—consciousness itself—must be hidden in this labyrinth of neural connections.

      • Pegeen
        Reading streak
        3 weeks ago

        I, too, loved the colored images of the mouse cortex - looked like a heap of tangled Christmas lights.

    • jeff
      ScoutScribe
      1 month ago

      Some interesting information on the state of the art of understanding how the brain works.

      Neuroscientists have had the complete wiring diagram of the worm C. elegans for a few decades now, but arguably do not understand the 300-neuron creature in its entirety; how its brain connections relate to its behaviors is still an active area of research.

      The human brain has around 86 billion neurons.

      • vunderkind
        ScoutScribe
        1 month ago

        Beautifully written piece. Almost poetic. There is an allusion I appreciate: that mapping the brain to that exabyte-scale is making the territory the map, which is a little unwieldy, if redundant. Yet, the form of a thing must be understood intricately, especially for a complex systems.

        It will be interesting to see where, if at all, neuroscientists finally draw a compromise and produce a workable, minified representation of (at least) one sub-sub-sub-description that takes the world one step closer to describing, if not yet understanding, the brain.