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Human Brain Cells(Comments RSS)

A friend commented on Facebook first thing this morning:-

We have more brain cells as a newborn baby than we will ever have again. Depressing.


My thoughts in response to this are as follows.

It does seem depressing, specifically that decay sets in as soon as the initial product (the person) is formed. But perhaps this is Nature's in-built resilience providing well for us. Furthermore, the efficacy of the brain improves (or can improve) with time, as the innumerable interconnections within it increase.

An individual spends his whole life filling his mind, potentially amassing a wealth of knowledge and wisdom, only for it to be mostly lost when that person dies. Now that's what I find depressing.

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