Scientists continue to make amazing discoveries as we go further into the metaphysical world. Exploring the realms of not only our brain, but our universe as a whole is giving us an entirely new perception on where we live and who we are.
Neuroscientists have discovered an amazing finding about our ultimate reality and the universal code of being. They have used a classic branch of mathematics in a new way to see into the structure of our brains. The discovered that the brain is full of multi dimensional geometrical structures operating in as many as 11 different dimensions. While we are used to thinking in three dimensional terms, it can be a little hard to understand how we are actually structured in eleven different dimensions.
The latest brain model was produced by a team of researchers from the Blue Brain Project, a Swiss research initiative devoted to building a supercomputer powered reconstruction of the human brain. They used algebraic topology, a branch of mathematics used to describe the properties of objects and spaces regardless of how they change shape.
“We found a world that we had never imagined,” says lead researcher, neuroscientist Henry Markram from the EPFL institute in 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 11 dimensions.”
“Algebraic topology is like a telescope and microscope at the same time,” says one of the team, mathematician Kathryn Hess from EPFL. “It can zoom into networks to find hidden structures, the trees in the forest, and see the empty spaces, the clearings, all at the same time.”
Those clearings or cavities seem to be critically important for brain function. When researchers gave their virtual brain tissue a stimulus, they saw that neurons were reacting to it in a highly organised manner.
“It is as if the brain reacts to a stimulus by building [and] then razing a tower of multi-dimensional blocks, starting with rods (1D), then planks (2D), then cubes (3D), and then more complex geometries with 4D, 5D, etc,” says one of the team, mathematician Ran Levi from Aberdeen University in Scotland.
“The progression of activity through the brain resembles a multi-dimensional sandcastle that materializes out of the sand and then disintegrates.”