Tag Archives: NSF center for brains

Unlocking the Brain, Earth’s Most Complex Biological Structure

Your brain is essentially what makes you … you. It controls your thinking, problem solving and voluntary behaviors. At the same time, it continuously helps regulate critical aspects of your physiology, such as your heart rate and breathing. And yet your brain — a nonstop multitasking marvel — runs on only about 20 watts of energy, the same wattage as an energy-saving light bulb.

Continue reading Unlocking the Brain, Earth’s Most Complex Biological Structure