Neuroscientists Find “Evidence” Of A Multidimensional Universe Inside The Human Brain
Scientists have recently discovered that there are structures and shapes inside the human brain that may have from five up to eleven dimensions.
According to them, this is a discovery of a world that nobody had ever imagined before.
They have used algebraic topology and some Mathematical methods in order to explore the multidimensional structures and geometric spaces inside the networks of the human brain.
They claim that there are up to 11 dimensions in this vitally important and extremely complex organ. According to an article at Science Alert, the human brain contains 86 billion neurons among which some connections that are expanding from every cell and produce a cellular network that enables us to think and be conscious.
Scientists have obtained results from the Blue Brain project which had never been observed in the field of neuroscience before. Namely, they managed to locate structures inside the human brain which display a multidimensional universe. These structures disclose the geometric design of neural connections and the way they react to various stimuli.
Researchers used computer modeling methods to discover the way brain cells adapt themselves in order to complete highly complex tasks.
According to them, the structures are intricately crossed in a unity which creates a precise geometric structure.
As scientists explain, all neurons in the human brain can interconnect to a single adjacent neuron and thus form an object with complex connections. The more neurons join in with the clique, the more dimensions the object will have.
Algebraic topology helped the scientists to model this structure within a virtual brain, after which they carried out the tests on real brain cells to validate the results.
When they included stimuli in the virtual brain cells it resulted in compiling cliques of extremely higher dimensions. This has also led to a discovery of some empty spaces like cavities or holes.
According to Ran Levi from the Aberdeen University, those cavities indicate that neurons respond to every stimulus in a highly organized manner. This sequence of activity is similar to a multidimensional sandcastle which can materialize out of the sand and then fall apart.
Those structures, according to mathematicians, exist in up to 11 dimensions. However, in our reality, they have no more than just three dimensions, depth, width and height.
As experts suggest, these findings imply that the examination of the human brain helps us see only a shadow of the real activity that is taking place. In other words, we cannot see the full picture, but only a tiny bit of it. That’s why it is so difficult to understand the connection between the brain function and its structure.