2021's Breakthroughs in Neuroscience and Other Biology

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A paradigm shift in how we think about the functions of the human brain. A long-awaited genetic sequence of Rafflesia arnoldii, the strangest flower in the world. A revelation in sleep science. These are some of the year’s biggest discoveries in neuroscience and other areas of biology. Read the articles in full at Quanta: https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-year-in-biology-20211221/

Quanta Magazine is an editorially independent publication supported by the Simons Foundation.

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IberiaBall says:

Our brain named itself the brain

Deepak Nayyar says:

There should be more of these video updates on neuroscience research especially related to depression and epigenetics.

Ruhollah Hassani says:

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Individualism makes the individual its focus[1] and so starts "with the fundamental premise that the human individual is of primary importance in the struggle for liberation".[6] Anarchism, existentialism, liberalism and libertarianism are examples of movements that take the human individual as a central unit of analysis.[6][7]

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rain says:

Love this channel

Handicappuccino84 says:

This is kind of unfortunate because it shows that brain scans can’t be used to fight crime

WILLIAM BIL ANDERSON JR says:

Acquired savant syndrome… This happen to me… I love these video's… BIL

Ketone-Kun says:

Parasites losing genes? Not surprising

T says:

Mapping brain activity has been proven 12 years ago

Eli Meyering says:

How do go about helping in the research of the mind and giving my mind to be studied

hedwegg says:

Discovery 2021, The Brain!

Nikinovski says:

Neuroscience has got to be the most meta field of study ever lmao.

Petro Florence says:

Shut down mind and immune system repairs and desolves food rejuvinates heals

Nicolas says:

This is really cool.

Karen Peckover says:

Wish someone would take on a plan for helping people recover sensation after stroke. Many people have function (and even proprioception) but absolutely no sensation. Sensation is needed for full function in the world.

Malcolm Curthoys says:

I wonder if we always reached rem state through our evolution as we started to use tighter brain levels..Rem state is amazing function I think has many secrets yet discovered..cheers guy's

Z X says:

Our brains are trying to understand itself.

donaastor says:

i got dissappointed

Raul Vaquer says:

Sleeping is the cleaning Up and repairing from metabolic byproducts.

Lawrence says:

Looks like most brain function are the complex system emerge effect of global wide rather then local part of the brain.

SoulSurvivor182 _ says:

Over half a million views? Who are you people? Where can I find you? Not a single person I know would be watching this kind of stuff and it’s sad

Dean Reid says:

This actually makes sense

Jay B says:

The brain is a quantum entangled neural network. We as individuals, consciously control a single neuron (node) the rest are part of the subconscious neural network. We all exist inside of each other's neural network. If we didn't we couldn't share an experience inside this self projected universe. We are all a duality, self is not unique to the individual. The individual is unique to self.

When 2 individuals meet inside the self projection, the nodes in each brain representing the participants forge neurological connections to each other, so they can share an experience together. Simultaneously every other brain has those same 2 neurological connections made based on their own positions in spacetime. Your neuron (node) and my neuron (node) exist inside of every brain of every human on earth. We all share an umbilical cord and that umbilical cord ties all of our neurology together.

So all that neurological action taking place while we sleep most of it's the participants that are awake and actively making neurological connections. Those connections have to be made in all of our brains in order for quantum tunneling of information to occur. The subconscious mind is something we all share, just like self. We have roughly 7.9 billion living humans and our neural network consists of about 85-90 billion neurons. I'll let you ponder what those neurons represent. The neural network has redundancy built into it by design.

Our brain's development depends only on the location of all the nodes in spacetime as the brain is developing and connecting to them. Unless an individual has genetic or medical conditions preventing normal neurological development the human brain will have forged a full subconscious connection to the entire universe at some point during adult life. In order to benefit from other nodes you have to forge actual connections in spacetime. So the brain will forge conscious neurological connections.

LibertyMatrix says:

"I think we need to fundamentally rethink how we conceptualize the functions of the brain. Within neuroscience, there's a broad agreement that the brain is a computational machine and we need to understand what the computations are that it's doing." ~ Dr. Russell Poldrack, Stanford Neuroscience Institute

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