Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Asylum Walk (34)

30 billion neurons...a million billion connections...more than the number of elementary particles in the known universe.

An unavoidable consequence of such hyperastronomical connectivity and associativity will be maladaptive patterns of thought and behaviour. Yes, some wires will get crossed—sparks, shorts, blackouts, even electrocutions—but you can’t cross-connect so abundantly without some misfires. The wonder is that these remain so staggeringly few in number compared to the number of routinely successful and productive linkages.

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