Snails schooling scientists about memories and brain disorders


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.