Your brain is metabolically expensive
A note for Lesson no. 5, "Your Brain Secretly Works With Other Brains," in Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 95 is:
Your brain already burns 20 percent of your body’s entire metabolic budget, making it the most “expensive” organ in your body...
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- Sterling, Peter and Simon Laughlin. 2015. Principles of Neural Design. Cambridge MA: MIT Press.