Fox Sports article A brain can’t create an internet, but it can “encode” the information it receives in order to transmit it, according to a new study.
Researchers say the brain’s electrical wiring is like a network, with the neurons that transmit information between neurons having a common interface that allows the transmission of information from one neuron to another.
“The brain’s network is the backbone of the human body and the basis for communication and cognition,” said the study’s lead author, University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientist John R. Stahl.
“The brain is not a network; it’s a network that contains the neurons.”
The researchers say this basic wiring of the brain is “enabling communication between neurons, enabling the transmission and encoding of information, and enabling the synchronization of those neural connections.”
The brain, it turns out, has the capacity to create a network of many of its own neurons.
That’s because the brain creates connections between its neurons in a manner that enables them to communicate.
For example, if a cell receives a signal from another cell, it then receives a new signal from that cell.
But a neuron’s ability to send signals to other neurons depends on the amount of information the neuron can receive.
“When there’s a lot of information that needs to go in, it’s more likely to have more neurons that can process that information, which leads to more connectivity,” Stahl said.
“But when there’s very little information, it leads to less connectivity.
So it’s like you can’t get a network if you don’t have enough connections.”
Stahl and his colleagues analyzed data from people with autism spectrum disorders and found that those with autism had a more complex brain, including more interconnected neural connections.
They also found that these connections were more likely in the brain of people with a family history of autism.
The researchers then tested whether these connections could be changed by stimulating the brain with a drug that inhibits the brain chemical serotonin, which is released by serotonin neurons.
They found that when the brain was exposed to the drug, it changed the connectivity between neurons and made them more interconnected.
“This suggests that when there are so many neurons, it makes it easier for the brain to create the network that we see,” Stahls said.
The research has important implications for how we learn and use the brain.
Because of the connections between neurons in the human brain, learning and learning disabilities can occur.
This study shows how the brain can make these connections.
It shows how that can be changed and how that change can affect the learning and development of people living with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
“It’s a very powerful finding because it helps us understand how the network is created and how the communication is being used,” said University of Michigan neuroscientists Andrew J. Stachowiak and Rolf W. Wiese, who co-authored the study.
“This study shows that the brain does have the ability to create an environment where we can learn and we can communicate and that’s important.”
“We are creating an environment that allows us to make connections that can have an impact on learning and developing,” Stachowsi said.
“We’re also seeing that we can make connections between neural connections in the cortex, and this study shows we can alter these connections to improve learning and develop.”
In the future, Stahl and Wieses plan to study how the drug alters the brain chemistry in people with depression.