Scientists Discovered a Multidimensional Universe Right Inside Our Brain

Experts have discovered that the human brain has structures and forms with up to 11 dimensions, which is a remarkable finding. “We discovered a realm that we had never envisaged,” neuroscientists said of the finding.

Algebraic topology mathematical approaches have aided researchers in discovering structures and multidimensional geometric spaces in brain networks.

A recent study, according to specialists, has demonstrated that the human brain has structures and forms with up to 11 dimensions.

According to Science Alert, our brains have an estimated 86 billion neurons, with many connections from each cell stretching in every imaginable direction, making a super-vast cellular network that SOMEHOW allows us to think and be conscious.

According to a research published in the journal Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, a worldwide community of scientists formed around the Blue Brain project produced results never seen before in the field of neuroscience. This team discovered the first geometric design of neural connections and how they respond to stimuli, as well as structures in the brain that show a multidimensional cosmos.

Scientists used sophisticated computer modeling tools to figure out how human brain cells organize themselves in order to do difficult tasks.

To characterize structures and multidimensional geometric spaces in brain networks, researchers employed algebraic topology mathematical models. Structures are generated at the same time as they are interwoven in a “union” that creates a precise geometric structure, according to the study.

Blue Brain Project’s conceptual representation of brain networks (l) and topology (r).

“We discovered a universe that we had never envisaged,” said Henry Markram, a neurologist and head of the Blue Brain Project in Lausanne, Switzerland. Even in a microscopic speck of the brain, there are tens of millions of these particles, spanning seven dimensions. We discovered structures with up to 11 dimensions in certain networks.”

Experts say that every neuron in our brain has the ability to interact with an adjacent one in a precise way to construct a complex item. Interestingly, the more neurons that join the clique, the more dimensions the object gains.

Scientists were able to simulate the structure within a virtual brain created with the assistance of computers using algebraic topology. After that, scientists conducted studies on actual brain tissue to confirm the findings.

Scientists noticed that as they introduced stimuli to the virtual brain tissue, cliques of ever HIGHER dimensions formed. They discovered gaps or voids in between the cliques.

Aberdeen University’s Ran Levi, who worked on the research, told WIRED:

“When the brain processes information, high-dimensional voids develop, indicating that the neurons in the network react to stimuli in a highly structured manner.”

“It’s as if the brain responds to a stimulus by erecting and then razing a multi-dimensional block tower, starting with rods (1D), then planks (2D), cubes (3D), and then more sophisticated geometries with 4D, 5D, and so on.” “The evolution of brain activity resembles a multi-dimensional sandcastle that emerges from the sand and ultimately disintegrates.”

While three-dimensional forms have height, breadth, and depth, the items revealed by specialists in the current study don’t exist in more than those three dimensions in the actual world, but the mathematics employed to describe them can have as many as 5, 6, 7, or even 11 dimensions.

“Outside of physics, high-dimensional spaces are widely used to express complicated data structures or states of systems, for example, the state of a dynamical system in state space,” said Cees van Leeuwen of KU Leuven in Belgium to Wired.

“Space is essentially the total of all the degrees of freedom possessed by the system, and its state denotes the values that these degrees of freedom are adopting.”

Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience published the study.

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