Wednesday, June 14, 2017

"Scientists Discover 11 Dimensional Structures That Could Help Us Understand How the Brain Works"

Via a PaddyO tweet:  Scientists studying the brain have discovered that the organ operates on up to 11 different dimensions, creating multiverse-like structures that are “a world we had never imagined.”

By using an advanced mathematical system, researchers were able to uncover architectural structures that appears when the brain has to process information, before they disintegrate into nothing.

Their findings, published in the journal Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, reveals the hugely complicated processes involved in the creation of neural structures, potentially helping explain why the brain is so difficult to understand and tying together its structure with its function.

The left shows a digital copy of a part of the neocortex, the most evolved part of the brain. On the right is a representation of the structures with different dimensions. The black hole in the middle symbolizes a complex of multi-dimensional spaces, or cavities.

(Lots more at the link)


rhhardin said...

Algebraic topologists discover the nail.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I liked the way the staircases would move on their own in the Harry Potter movie.

Rabel said...

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and algebraic topology.

rhhardin said...

Cross products don't work in other than 3 dimensions, the problem being that rotations don't happen around an axis but within planes, but they're the same in 3 dimensions.