Photos Showing the Strange Similarities of Human Cities and Human Neurons


In the side-by-side images above, the photo on the left shows a city as seen by astronauts on the International Space Station, and then photo on the right shows a photo of a neuron imaged with fluorescence microscopy. One is massive and seen from a grand scale, while the other is microscopic and cannot be seen by the human eye, yet they look strangely similar in their structure.

Infinity Imagined has a gallery of these comparisons of cities and neurons, showing the strange and striking similarities between the two.



You can find more of these images over on Infinity Imagined.

(via Laughing Squid)

  • Morgate1

    there are a trillion neurons… and 7 billion people.
    some will even look similiar too my grandfathers face.

  • HeadHoncho

    No need for such a comment. Go back to Fstoppers Morgate1

  • Morgate1

    why donĀ“t you go back to gays online?

  • 11

    regular grid city like new york…. nothing neuron about it yea

  • Tommy Sar

    Fractals are everywhere.

    Atoms resemble solar systems.

    Neurons resemble matter distribution in space.

  • Subliminal

    As above, So below

  • Luke B

    Not ‘strange’ at all.

  • Lx495


  • Richard

    Its all fractal, and we are the infinities (called strange attracters) x

  • Kickboxer The Destroyer

    Before we built cities, did our neurons resemble villages?

  • ImamMahdiAwaiter

    Of course Darwin. Evolutionary isn’t it?

  • knighttemplar01

    Yup, exactly right, like fractals or Mandelbrot sets.

  • freelance-writer

    Can anyone be surprised by this? We do refer to large cities as `nerve centers’

  • R J Jordan

    The ‘Symmetry of LIFE ‘ !

  • R J Jordan

    Credit my GOOD FRIEND , Robert Madj !

  • TerryHuggles

    Not fractals, networks.

  • Monali Khandagle

    Considering that neurons ‘communicate’ the resemblance to city structure illustrates the communicative nature of human society as well. Communities interact via highways, Settlement growth naturally occurs near highways.