Saturday, January 3, 2015

How Our Brain "Trims the Fat"

In the book “The Mind’s Past” by Michael S. Gazzaniga, in chapter 2 the author is discussing how the much of the brain’s growth is dependant on interaction with the environment and simple mandate from the genome.  Near the end of the chapter the author talks about how neurobiology has deepened this curiosity with the discovery of “a tremendous overproduction  of cells during cortical development”.