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DailyDirt: Brains Are Like Cracked Eggs On A Hot Skillet?

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The question of how brains can think is a fascinating field of study -- since the question is largely unanswered still. But there are bits of information here and there that folks are piecing together to try to make sense of it all. Here are just some quick links about how some brains function (or don't function). By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Pixelation, May 16th, 2011 @ 6:33pm

    "Just about everyone suffers from several common cognitive errors... And now you know, and knowing is half the battle."

    It is a little disconcerting once you really get how much information your brain makes up.
    I wonder how many wars are a result of this. Something happens, our brains make up a bunch of shit about it. Others brains make up a bunch of shit about it that is different. We disagree. "It's this", "no, it's that", "It's this" , "no, it's that". War.

    Brains work like this...

    "Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosnít mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."

     

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    Paul Renault, May 17th, 2011 @ 4:46am

    "Just about everyone suffers from several common cognitive errors... And now you know, and knowing is half the battle."

    The other half, is finding a four-leaf clover, or a rabbit's foot, or a horseshoe, lighting a candle in a church, or waiting for trickle-down economics to save me.

     

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    chuck, May 17th, 2011 @ 5:31am

    Re:

    That looks like our guild chat!!

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), May 17th, 2011 @ 1:17pm

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    The jumbled letters thing is not entirely correct...
    http://replay.web.archive.org/20090501142321/http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/matt.da vis/Cmabrigde/

    And here's one of the most ambiguous mixed letter sentences in English:

    "The sprehas had ponits and patles"
    This might come out as...
    The sherpas had pitons and plates.
    The shapers had points and pleats.
    The seraphs had pintos and petals.
    The sphaers had pinots and palets.
    The sphears had potins and peltas.

     

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