Brain electric pulses

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The senses in our body sends electric pulses to the brain. Once it reaches the brain, what happens to the pulse (in the context of conservation of energy)?
 

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The brain uses approximately 100 watts of power. Remember that half of the body's heat loss (the result of dissipated energy) is radiated from the head.
 
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I don't believe there are any definitive studies on that. There are just a ton of chemicals you would have to account for. Although it makes a decent anaolgy, you shouldn't think of those pulses in the same way you think of a current in a wire.
 

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