Suzana Herculano-Houzel

First Principles: Nervous systems are distribution networks that transport signals

As a rule of thumb, if a living creature is visible to the naked eye, it is because it is endowed with distribution networks – or it would not be viable if its life depended on diffusion, the random movement of molecules powered by their intrinsic energy. Like a circulatory, respiratory or excretory system, the nervous system is yet another transport system......

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