This wonderful six minute New York Times science video is called The Animators of Life. It beautifully shows detailed animations of the complex inner life of cells, based on decades of research. It also talks about the projects and people that produced these animations. (Warning: There will be a short commercial at the beginning.)
David Eagleman in Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, writes, “Your brain is built of cells called neurons and glia – hundreds of billions of them. Each one of these cells is as complicated as a city.”
It’s hard to get your arms around that idea, isn’t it?
The Times video is a visual way to appreciate the complexity of the awe inspiring systems that are all the forms of life, including us, and certainly including our brains.
It’s amazing for me to think about this while running someone’s neurofeedback session, knowing that the incredibly complex system that is my client’s brain is using what we are doing to regulate and re-normalize itself. (Questions? Please contact me.)
Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
New York Neurofeedback