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I am writing a science fiction book and I am asking for your knowledgable insight to help me put my ideas together in a coherent manner. I have created an alien civilization which is based around complex brains which can convert energy to many different forms. When the sun rises, the solar energy is absorbed by the brains setting cilia on the brain into vibration. This vibration produces an intrinsic sound which causes other organisms of the same class to vibrate in sync. (perhaps like the vibration of sympathetic strings?) The sonar energy is then converted to mechanical energy allowing the beings to perform their daily tasks. During the day they store the energy they gain from doing these tasks(such as collecting nutrients and fuel)in their brains. When the sun goes down, all of the organisms on the planet "link up" with each other in a circular fashion via retractable "brain tubes". During this process they produce their intrinsic sound, which releases the stored energy and allows it to flow throughout the entire population. Also, all the sounds combine to create a harmonious "song". I know this sounds very bizarre and hard to visualize. I'm just asking for a little guidance and maybe some technical info on how this could seem feasible. Thank you.
Re: How can I make a complex alien brain seem functionally possible?
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