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Ode To The Brain

Through the powerful words of scientists Carl Sagan, Robert Winston, Vilayanur Ramachandran, Jill Bolte Taylor, Bill Nye, and Oliver Sacks, this wonderful video covers different aspects of the brain including its evolution, neuron networks, folding, and more.

Some of my favourite quotes from the video:

It’s amazing to consider that I’m holding in my hands the place where someone once felt, thought, and loved… [Robert Winston]

Here is this mass of jelly you can hold in the palm of your hands
And it can contemplate the vastness of interstellar space [Vilayanur Ramachandran]

No longer at the mercy of the reptile brain we can change ourselves. Think of the possibilities [Bill Nye]

Think of your brain as a newspaper, think of all the information it can store, but it doesn’t take up too much room, because it’s folded [Oliver Sacks]

It is the most mysterious part of the human body, and  yet it dominates the way we live our adult lives. It is the brain [Robert Winston]


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