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Sep 12, 2022

Does the human brain resemble the Universe?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

An astrophysicist at the University of Bologna and a neurosurgeon at the University of Verona compared the network of neuronal cells in the human brain with the cosmic network of galaxies… and surprising similarities emerged.

In their paper published in Frontiers in Physics, Franco Vazza (astrophysicist at the University of Bologna) and Alberto Feletti (neurosurgeon at the University of Verona) investigated the similarities between two of the most challenging and in nature: the cosmic of and the network of neuronal cells in the .

Despite the substantial difference in scale between the two networks (more than 27 orders of magnitude), their , which sits at the crossroads of cosmology and neurosurgery, suggests that diverse physical processes can build structures characterized by similar levels of complexity and self-organization.

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