It's a jungle in there
October 11, 2012 12:56 AM Subscribe
posted by Twang (39 comments total)
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It's the hottest new metaphor for the brain, they say.
Your brain is a rain forest
.The human brain is not a machine; it is a biological organism. It is not hardware or software. It is wetware.
And it is messy. Millions of years of evolution have created hundreds of billions of brain cells organized and connected in unbelievably complex systems of organicity. The body of a neuron, or brain cell, looks like an exotic tropical tree with numerous branches.
To do a little re-Branding: If we are as jungles we might as well get good at it?
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