Or is there a difference? This remains a heated discussion in cognitive sciences, neuroscience, philosophy. No answer in sight really. But here’s a snapshot of the complexity of your brain. Taken from Daniel Carlat’s piece in Wired:
A typical brain contains 100 billion neurons, each of which makes electrical connections, or synapses, with up to 10,000 other neurons. That means a quadrillion synapses to keep track of at any given time — about the number of people on 150,000 Earths. Somehow, in the midst of this frenetic electrical activity, something called “mind” emerges.