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The brain is an organ that is orders of magnitude more complex than any other organ in the body. The brain has 100 billion cells. Each of the areas of the brain is organized cytoarchitecturally differently, and the cells connect via over 30 trillion synapses. Compare this to the heart, the liver, the gastrointestinal system, or the lungs, and there is no comparison in terms of complexity and intricacy.

This paragraph is taken from a Medscape article by Dr. Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD. The article is not relevant, but I found this particular passage fascinating, and wanted to share it.


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The brain! There is so much we still don't know, and may never know... it's one of the final remaining fronteirs...


There is so much we still don't know, and may never know

You might be surprised to know how much is known about the brain, mainly due to research efforts of recent decades, made possible with imaging techniques that show brain activity in both the healthy brain and the unhealthy brain.

If you have not followed the Charlie Rose Brain Series, you can watch the episodes online. You can also do a Google search for Charlie Rose Brain Series and see some of the YouTube uploads as well.

If the subject of the brain interests you, look for the Charlie Rose Brain Series on PBS.
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