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Is the brain a purely energy conserving system that creates behaviours for conserving the energy distributed to the brain, based on the input of sensory information that our bodies take in?

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    $\begingroup$ I guess the answer to the title would be: no. Because the ultimate energy conservation would be death, and obviously we strive to live, procreate and survive as a species. $\endgroup$ – user3116 Feb 1 '14 at 22:13
  • $\begingroup$ But anything that leads up to death is all about spending tonnes of energy e.g. trying not to die. $\endgroup$ – JackLaurence Feb 1 '14 at 22:39
  • $\begingroup$ No, if you wanted to conserve energy, your cells would not part after conception. As it stands, your question has been voted to be closed, because obviously we don't understand what you are asking. $\endgroup$ – user3116 Feb 1 '14 at 22:54
  • $\begingroup$ I don't understand how you've been answering my question if you didn't understand any of it; it's just a bit of speculation. 2. That doesn't rule out its possibility, though. What if we did that because we actually conserve more by losing some? $\endgroup$ – JackLaurence Feb 1 '14 at 23:30
  • $\begingroup$ I think you be either alluding to or interested in Friston's free energy principle: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_energy_principle $\endgroup$ – zergylord Feb 3 '14 at 19:47