Posted by: drgeophysics | May 10, 2010

Brain’s Master Switch is Found–the Golden Age of Biology and the Neurosciences.

An important area

Technology is moving faster than exponential in the biological sciences

As exciting as geophysics is, the Neurosciences and Biology are truly in their golden age. The speed with which the faster than exponential climb in technology, nanotechnology and the solid foundation of evolution has accelerated the pace of research.

It is exciting to talk with my colleagues in these areas. The brain is our “petaflop” computer. We all have one, no one really understandings how it works. A break through just reported regarding the Brain’s Master switch can be found here.

Here is a massive project to trace wiring in a (very very small region) of a mouse’s brain at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.

Use your 100 billion neurons well and for the common good.  Just do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason.


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