The brain is a very complicated chunk of stuff, with billions of individually simple neurons combining to give rise to very complex behavior. This interactive video does a wonderful job of describing how it all works.

Created by Nicky Case, it’s part-game, part-video. He guides you through almost as if he’s there with you, and depending on what you click you’ll learn something different each time. In fact, it’s worth spending a little with it if you’re going to get the most out of it.

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He’s made the whole lot available under Creative Commons, too, so if you like it you can download the code, re-use it, or maybe even use it to teach other people. Whatever, it’s well worth a look.

Click here to view this ncase.me embed.

[Nicky Case via Flowing Data]