One-third of the 20,000 different genes that make up the human genome are expressed in the brain. These have a direct effect on the development of tens of billions of neurons. These neurons by themselves are not very smart. There is no consciousness. It is only when these neurons work together and connect do you create the amazing network of our brain. So miraculous and sophisticated this system is, we even have the ability to meta think–jump out of the system and process of our thinking and think about our thinking!
While we still don’t understand consciousness, the mind, and all its complexity, we do know that the sum is greater than the parts. When the network is working together, more can be accomplished than what seems to be possible.
We can’t do this standing alone.