The Human Mind Resembles the Universe: New Study


    The universe is as immense as the human mind, researchers have found. Another examination researched the distinctions and similarities between two of the most unpredictable frameworks present, however at completely contrasting scales: the cosmos and its galaxies, and the brain and its neuronal structures. They found that while the scale is unique, the structure is strikingly comparable. At times, the two frameworks appeared to be more like each other than they did to the parts that make them up. 

    For instance, the human cerebrum works on account of almost 70 billion neurons that make up the complex machine in our head. The universe is thought to have 100 billion galaxies, at the very least. In every framework, they are gathered together in an intricate web or organization, spread out in long fibres and hubs that join them to form networks of immeasurable capacity.

    These spreading nodes resemble the pictures of both the universe and the mind and record for a portion of the superficial similarities in images. In any case, in every framework, those strings make up around 30% of the mass. In both the comparison specimens, approximately 70% of the mass comprise of parts that appear to be passive: the brain’s water and the universe’s dark energy.

    Human Mind and the Universe

    What do the researchers think about the Mind and the Universe?

    To delve further into the similarities, scientists analysed how the galactic organizational structures of the Universe collided with the human brain segments. They concentrated their research on how the matter was scattered and what sections had a resemblance to each other in the two different entities.

    “We calculated the spectral density of both systems. This is a technique often employed in cosmology for studying the spatial distribution of galaxies. Our analysis showed that the distribution of the fluctuation within the cerebellum neuronal network on a scale from 1 micrometre to 0.1 millimetres follows the same progression of the distribution of matter in the cosmic web but, of course, on a larger scale that goes from 5 million to 500 million light-years” said Franco Vazza, an astrophysicist at the University of Bologna. He worked on the study with the University of Verona neurosurgeon, Alberto Feletti.

    They subsequently inspected the manner in which the series of neurons and the connections that make the universe, resemble each other – indeed finding observable similarities, with the frameworks appearing to be more like each other than their constituent parts. “Once again, structural parameters have identified unexpected agreement levels. Probably, the connectivity within the two networks evolves following similar physical principles, despite the striking and obvious difference between the physical powers regulating galaxies and neurons”, said Alberto Feletti.

    “These two complex networks show more similarities than those shared between the cosmic web and a galaxy or a neuronal network and the inside of a neuronal body”. The research paper, ‘The quantitative comparison between the neuronal network and the cosmic web,’ is published in the journal Frontiers of Physics.

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