Infinity Imagined
Multicellular Organic
Neural Network
Lives in Nitrogen-Oxygen Atmosphere
270 K - 300 K
Eats, Breathes, Thinks, Creates
Your mind is a universe inside a universe. The cells of your body resonate with the energy of your environment, and cells of your brain resonate with those of your body. Consciousness is a fractal of the Universe simulating itself.
“As long as our brain is a mystery, the universe, the reflection of the structure of the brain will also be a mystery.”
― Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Single neuron under the electron microscope.

Mouse neuron showing multiple neuritis with fan-shaped growth cones.

3D reconstruction of 20,000 serial electron micrographs showing a 379-neuron visual motion detection circuit in the fruit fly retina. From Takemura, et al. (2013).

Coronal sections of a 10 week old mouse brain | Dr. Ed Lein

The Human Brain in Cross Section

Our lives, our past and our future are tied to the sun, the moon and the stars. We humans have seen the atoms which constitute all of nature and the forces that sculpted this work; and we, who embody the local eyes and ears and thoughts and feelings of the cosmos, have begun to wonder about our origins — star stuff contemplating the stars, organized collections of 10 billion billion billion atoms, contemplating the evolution of nature, tracing that long path by which it arrived at consciousness here on the planet Earth. Our loyalties are to the species and to the planet. Our obligation to survive and flourish is owed not just to ourselves but also to that cosmos ancient and vast from which we spring.

We are one species.

We are star stuff harvesting star light.


 Venus and the Triply Ultraviolet Sun   Image Credit:  NASA/SDO & the AIA, EVE, and HMI teams;  Digital Composition:  Peter L. Dove
 Explanation:  An unusual type of solar eclipse occurred last year. Usually it is the Earth’s Moon that eclipses the Sun. Last June, most unusually, the planet Venus took a turn. Like a solar eclipse by the Moon, the phase of Venus became a continually thinner crescent as Venus became increasingly better aligned with the Sun. Eventually the alignment became perfect and the phase of Venus dropped to zero. The dark spot of Venus crossed our parent star. The situation could technically be labeled a Venusian annular eclipse with an extraordinarily large ring of fire. Pictured above during the occultation, the Sun was imaged in three colors of ultraviolet light by the Earth-orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory, with the dark region toward the right corresponding to a coronal hole. Hours later, as Venus continued in its orbit, a slight crescent phase appeared again. The next Venusian solar eclipse will occur in 2117.
Nasa Apod, 20 Aug 2013
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