Brain Pruning

Really interesting article on today. The gist of it is that during puberty the brain takes stock in all of the connections it has made since birth, and those that aren\’t used very much get trimmed and removed.

This process would help explain a myriad of things… like why teenagers are so damn stupid. But seriously, the possibilities that come out of this research are boundless.

You hear comments in science like: \”we know more about the surface of Mars than we do of the ocean floor\”; I\’d like to add \”the human brain\” to that list. It\’s the source of who we are as a race today, and we know so little about how it works.






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