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I came across this video on You Tube and have to share it with you. It’s called “Ode to the Brain” and I think it is wonderful.

A simple 3 minute and 42 second introduction to Neurology set to music and beautiful images.


your brain stores masses of information. The human brain is a mass of jelly you can hold in your hand and yet it can contemplate the vastness of interstellar space.

Th ebrain encodes what we know in cells called Beurons and there is something like 100 Trillion neural connections

Your brain contains the equivalent of 20 million volumes of information and has been described as a very big place inside a very small space.

Information flows in as energy and explodes into a sensory experience.

No longer at the mercy of the reptile brain we can change ourselves. Think of the possibilities

mp3: http://symphonyofscience.com “Ode to the Brain” is the ninth episode in the Symphony of Science music video series. Through the powerful words of scientists Carl Sagan, Robert Winston, Vilayanur Ramachandran, Jill Bolte Taylor, Bill Nye, and Oliver Sacks, it covers different aspects the brain including its evolution, neuron networks, folding, and more. The material sampled for this video comes from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED Talk, Vilayanur Ramachandran’s TED Talk, Bill Nye’s Brain episode, BBC’s “The Human Body”, Oliver Sachs’ TED Talk, Discovery Channel’s “Human Body: Pushing the Limits”, and more.

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