Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Episode 20 - Why does the human brain think so much?

Originally I was going to do a few updates on previous shows for episode 20, then this gem of a question came in about neuroscience and psychology, how could I refuse?  

Nikhil Kumar of Bloomington, IL is a student at Northpoint Elementary School.  Nikhil asked, why does the human brain think so much?  WOW that is a great question.  Well part of the reason when you are very small anyway (before you are born) is that if you don't use brain cells they die.  (It turns out this is a good thing, don't worry) and well there is also a lot of thinking you are doing that you are not aware of.

If you have sent me a question I will get to it soon, I promise!