The human brain is one of nature’s most complex structures, and scientists are still a long way from understanding its mechanics.
But a new study has come one step closer to unlocking its secrets by unravelling its immense complexity.
The research has revealed that the mind is home to shapes and structures that have as many as 11 dimensions.
And understanding these structures could help us to reveal exactly how memories are formed.
The research used in-depth computer modelling to understand how brain cells organise themselves to carry out complex tasks.
‘We found a world that we had never imagined,’ said neuroscientist Henry Markram, director of Blue Brain Project in Lausanne, Switzerland.
‘There are tens of millions of these objects even in a small speck of the brain, up through seven dimensions.
‘In some networks, we even found structures with up to eleven dimensions.’