In chapter 9 of the book of Revelation, we read the following:
Then the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released, so that they would kill a third of mankind. The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.It took me a while but I finally figured out that "two hundred million horsemen" is just a metaphor for the neuronal signals riding on the corpus callosum, the bundle of nerve fibers that connect the two hemispheres of the brain. Surprisingly enough, a quick search on Google reveals that the number of axonic fibers in the corpus callosum is estimated to be about 200 million!
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The book of Revelation is a treasure trove of information about the brain. It gives precise metrics for a number of brain structures and processes. For examples:
- The "four angels" mentioned in the text above symbolize four distinct signal pathways or gateways within the corpus callosum.
- The exact duration of short-term memory is 12.6 seconds.
- It takes the brain exactly 35 milliseconds to switch its focus from one subject to another.
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