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How nervous systems are designed to be energy efficient

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Over the last decade it has become increasingly apparent that energy usage limits the ability of nervous systems to process information. I will review these demands and assess their impact. I will then show how both modelling and experiments can be used to understand the basic biophysics of energy efficiency. These results go some way to explaining how the human brain, running of 15W, outperforms supercomputers that are five orders of magnitude more demanding.

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