The Most Complicated Object in the Universe

Cover image for UConn Health Journal, The Brain Issue. (Getty Images)
UConn Health Journal: UConn Health pioneers explore new frontiers to better understand one of humankind’s perpetual mysteries. (Getty Images)

Part of a series of posts for Brain Awareness Week, March 12-16.

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku said, “The human brain has 100 billion neurons, each neuron connected to 10,000 other neurons. Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe.” As long as humans have existed, people have sought to comprehend the brain. Although scholars have tried to decipher its codes for centuries, we’ve only scratched the surface.

At UConn, work with the brain spans disciplines, from psychology to linguistics to neuroscience and everything in between. In this special section, learn what UConn Health experts in neurology, physiology, gerontology, and even radiology are doing right now to further our knowledge of the brain and harness the latest discoveries and technology to improve patient care. More in the UConn Health Journal.

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