This fascinating TED talk by Sebastian Seung.
He is one of those scientists who adds humor and charisma to explain complex concepts, makign them engaging and easy to understand.
Our brain functions by creating a series of connections between the most interesting and memorable “events” that happen in our life. And this connections are constantly changing depending on our mental experiences.
Consider that everytime we think of something, we create or modify our connections, therefore defining our brain, our vision and understanding of the world.
What I think is really interesting about this concepts is that neuro connections and actual personal connections are about the same thing.
The more we connect with people the deeper is their impact in our lives.
Connections between us and interesting people, rewarding activies and richer experiences won’t happen unless we actively seek them, over time and with repetition.