For instance, early on in the lecture series, Sapolsky stated that the Blue Whale Axon has a neuron that's so long as to be about 30m long! Wow, what a cool fact. To me, that immediately brought out all sorts of questions:
- Why does it have to be a single cell?
- What were the evolutionary pressures that drove this? Does anything ever go wrong? Why isn't this considered "a single point of failure?"