You are your Brain
Your brain determines every aspect of your life and without your brain, there is no self and no awareness of the world.
Your brain is a three pound universe that processes 70,000 thoughts each day using 100 billion neurons that connect at more than 500 trillion points through synapses that travel 300 miles/hour.
The signals that travel through these interconnected neurons form the basis of memories, thoughts and feelings.
Throughout your life your experiences create patterns of activity that explain how our brains code our thoughts, memories, skills and sense of self.
Your brain ages just like the rest of your body: it shrinks in size, slows down in speed, and becomes less adaptable to change.