Our brain is an impressive organ, capable of great feats. It is also one of the most complex structures known to man. This jelly like 1.4 kg organ contains almost 100 billion neurons and each neuron can be connected to thousands of other nerve cells through minute structures, known as synapses. The result is trillions of tiny connections.
No wonder we are still learning how this enigmatic machine works! One such discovery was made by the Swiss psychoanalyst, Carl Jung. Carl Jung put forward a revolutionary theory about the “collective unconscious” of humankind. He believed that each individual is born with a collection of imagery and knowledge, which is shared by all due to ancestral experiences. In other words, we are born with the collective learnings of our preceding generations.