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Friday Follow: Neurophilosophy

July 3, 2009

Or, Why I Love ScienceBlogs Reason #372:
Mo at Neurophilosophy has a fascinating article on the evolutionary origins of the nervous system:

THE HUMAN BRAIN is a true marvel of nature. This jelly-like 1.5kg mass inside our skulls, containing hundreds of billions of cells which between them form something like a quadrillion connections, is responsible for our every action, emotion and thought. How did this remarkable and extraordinarily complex structure evolve? This question poses a huge challenge to researchers; brain evolution surely involved thousands of discrete, incremental steps, which occurred in the mists of deep time across hundreds of millions of years, and which we are unlikely to ever fully understand.

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