I have a lot of photos of trees, more than what a normal person would (should?) have in their collection.
In my defence, trees always remind me of neurons for some reason, and for that very reason I find myself taking photos of them whenever I look up and see the familiar branching patterns.
Take, for example, this image:
Compare that with some of Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s incredible drawings of neurons, like the one that graces the cover of the book ‘A Beautiful Brain’ seen below:
It’s amazing how similar they look, isn’t it?
So whenever you feel tired of looking down at your smartphone, may I suggest looking up every once in a while to admire these ‘neurons’ in our natural surroundings? Just don’t walk into a tree, that’s all!
Disclaimer: This may, or may not, have happened to the author before.