The researchers compared the nerve cells with friends from social networks

Scientists from the University of Basel and University College London found: each neuron builds a connection with nerve cells similar in structure and function to it. All the nervous system is similar in structure to the social network in which friends have the same function as the cell in which they "cling".

Data were established through the analysis of the visual cortex, writes Deccan Chronicle. Each neuron has a synapse and dendrite. According to the latest information from other cells enters the neuron. The density of neurons is very high. One cubic millimeter contains about 100 thousand cells. Visualization techniques nervous tissue prove: cells that form of communication, similar to each other.

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Scientists compare the neural network website Facebook, when one person was in touch with hundreds of friends. Usually man and his friends share common interests and goals. On the same principle, the neural network.

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