Question: How does the brain work?

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  1. Hi narellesimons

    WOW. That’s a HUGE question and one scientists dont fully know the answers to. Well, we know about nerves and how they fire signals to each other, and we know what the parts of the brain do what because scientists can see what bits light up when we do certain activities or think certain thoughts.

    BUT we still don’t know how consciousness actually works. How do memories work? What motivates us to do things, how does intelligence work and can these things be improved!?

    The nerves in the brain are a bit like a switchboard for a really complex electricity supply. Its the centre where all the computing goes on and where all the signals from the body get processed.

    It’s impressive how closely the nerve cells in the brain look like the galaxy – check out this picture