Contemplating thought

Your brain is more complex than a computer, but the two are similar

By Susan Gaidos, 00:00 AM February 20, 2009

This image shows a neuron as it responds to an electrical signal. The blue traces the path of the signal as it moves through synapses to the neuron.

This image shows a neuron as it responds to an electrical signal. The blue traces the path of the signal as it moves through synapses to the neuron.

Michael A. Colicos, University of Calgary

Think back to the first time you rode a bike or the last time you had ice cream for dessert. Now, imagine a perfect summer day. What’s going on in your noggin’ that allows you to remember, dream and think?

Lots. And some of the world’s brainiest scientists are conducting experiments/doing research to...

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