Right now, as you explore our programme, environmental stimuli are being detected, converted to electrical signals, and passed throughout your nervous system. This nervous system is the most complex structure in the known universe. Its dysfunction gives rise to diseases that affect all of us, directly or indirectly, wherever we are in the world. Its normal function underpins a remarkable range of biological phenomena, from the electrical activity of your heart to the regulation of your digestive system. Other parts of the nervous system give rise to cognitive processes, such as memory and decision-making, whose interactions shape your behaviour – and combine to shape your every experience.

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