In the News (from Deccan Chronicle): “Neurons in our brain are wired like a social network, according to a new research. Researchers at Biozentrum, University of Basel in Switzerland, found that each nerve cell has links with many others, but the strongest bonds form between the few cells most similar to each other. …
“Sites like Facebook keeps us in contact with large numbers of acquaintances, but most people have a much smaller circle of close friends, researchers said. These are usually the friends with which we have most in common, and their opinions can be more important to us than the views of the rest, researchers said.
“‘Weak contacts in the brain have little impact, despite being in the majority,’ said Mrsic-Flogel.
“‘The few strong connections from neurons with similar functions exert the strongest influence on the activity of their partners. This could help them work together to amplify specific information from the outside world,’ added Mrsic-Flogel. Learning may be the reason neurons share such large numbers of weak connections, researchers believe.
“‘If neurons need to change their behaviour, weak connections are already in place to be strengthened, perhaps ensuring rapid plasticity in the brain,’ said Dr Lee Cossell, one of the lead authors of the study. The results are published in the journal Nature.”
My Comment: As the connections of nerve cells through neurons in our brains are connected so should connections between us be arranged; we have to bring them both to good connection and balanced interaction. Then we will be able to perceive the perfect creation of the Creator.