The relationship between the brain and the mind is complex. The human brain is a three-pound, cantaloupe-sized organ whose external surface has many folded and convoluted contours. These folds and convolutions increase the surface area of the brain, vastly increasing the number of possible connections between brain cells, and thereby increasing the computing power of the brain. Examined under a microscope, each of the brain's 100 billion cells makes approximately 1000 connections -- called synapses -- with other brain cells. These synapses weave an intricate tapestry of living brain cell fibers, creating the rich and complex communications network called the brain.
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