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Ten Greatest Ideas for How Your Mind Works

Idea 7: Inside your head

Every head is a world.

Cuban proverb

The physical base of your mind is of course your brain, the grey matter housed in your head. And what a wonder it is! Your brain is composed of about 10,000 million cells. In fact, it has more cells than there are people on the face of the earth! Each one of those cells can link up with approximately 10,000 of its neighbours, which gives you some 10,000 billion possible combinations.

Amazing, isn't it? But there's more:

  • At any one moment your brain is receiving about 100 million pieces of information through your ears, eyes, nose, tongue and the touch receptors in your skin.
  • Your brain consumes about 10 watts of power a day. If scientists ...

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