‘Small Circuits’, An Animated Short Explaining the Role Neural Networks Play in the Human Nervous System

“Small Circuits” is short video animated by London-based illustrator Grace Helmer for Harvard’s Fundamentals of Neuroscience series that explores the roles that neural networks play in the larger human nervous system, receiving and transmitting information through signals.

Functionally, an ensemble of neurons like a brain does something very similar to what each individual neuron does. It listens, integrates incoming information and then takes action–or not.

via The Kid Should See This