brains, branes

feb 16

Brane is a mathematical term for surface. Which is interesting because the reason our brains fold and wrinkle the way they do is because all of the work a brain does happens on the surface. And the only way to increase surface area and still fit into a skull is to start folding. 

Alternatively, in a zombie apocalypse, they (the zombies) stagger about and moan "brrraaaaiiins". I am kind of a zombie at the moment, but I am still amused at the confluence of branes and brains. 


One thought on “brains, branes

  1. Wow. Are we sure the zombies aren’t moaning “braaaaanes”? Maybe we’ve got this all wrong. Maybe zombies are really just mathematicians. I bet MIT is a zombie nexus.

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