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Cayla McNally's picture


It's still really hard for me to get my mind around the concept that everything that occurs around me is interpreted through my brain and mind. I say both brain and mind because the neurons in the brain have to receive the stimulation that occurs to one of my senses, and my mind interjects previous experiences to further interpret what happens. A good example of the vastness of the capabilities of the brain is the myriad of colors the eye can perceive at the same time. The amount of shade variation that the eye can see is astounding, and equally interesting is the differences that occur between the way different people see the same colors. This is something that occurs everyday, without the majority of us being aware of this, and it's just one of the hundreds of processes that happen like that every day.


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