He is the source of so many ideas that we have on a daily basis… but did you know that the brain is also an inspiration for many people? Check out this story told by BrianBrain

I have an idea! Let’s talk about inspiration?

For example, to write this text for you, I needed to meditate and calm down for inspiration to come.

Even though it’s me, the brain, that’s responsible for everyone’s thoughts, there are times when I get a little agitated, so I really need to calm down. But, you know, I’m very flexible and this wasn’t such a difficult task.

Now I wanted to tell you something, but promise you won’t think I’m snobby? I have such a great capacity to process information, that I am an inspiration for many researchers, professors and even for programmers who work in Computer Science, can you believe it?
And there are countless scientists who study my functions and reactions to this day. There is still a lot of mystery surrounding the brain. Most of them don’t even know my name is BrianBrain.

The truth is that I’m an inspiration for many human creations, you know what? Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) are computational models inspired by the Central Nervous System (CNS). And I am the main organ of the SNC.

Now look at this: these networks take 40 minutes to process what I, the brain, takes just a second. I am very powerful!

Just to give you an idea, I am able to scan and process complex images in up to 13 milliseconds. It is very fast. A millisecond corresponds to a thousandth of a second, it’s like taking 1 second and dividing by 1,000, did you think?

And since we’re talking in high numbers, let me tell you this one: over 160,000 kilometers of blood vessels spread throughout the human brain. That would be enough to go around the Earth four times!

Still on numbers: I have two hemispheres, the left and the right. The left hemisphere has almost 200 million more neurons than the right. Wow!! But they are too small.

The size of a neuron varies between 4 and 100 micrometers in width. By the way, have you ever heard the name of this unit of measurement? Some components of computer processors are measured in microns, hence the micrometer.

And just for us to finish, because maybe you’ve already heard about the gray matter of the brain, I would like to define it for you, after all, nothing better than me, BrianBrain, explaining you about it.

So here we go: gray matter is the name of the neural cells that are involved in abilities such as memory, speech and muscle control.

Did you like it? I’ll be back soon with more news!