Snails schooling scientists about memories and brain disorders

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Scientists are taking lessons about quick thinking, reversing brain trauma, and slowing down brain degeneration from an unexpected neurological wonder. Snails are efficient in thinking and a lot smarter than you think.

Despite the snail’s ultra-simplified brain structure, this tiny creature uses only two brain cells to compute two scenarios: when the creature is hungry and when food is available. Comparing a 2-brain-cell snail and a 100-billion-brain-cell human, there is an obvious difference in terms of brain complexity.