DailyDirt: Brains Are Like Cracked Eggs On A Hot Skillet?
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
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).
- Just about everyone suffers from several common cognitive errors… And now you know, and knowing is half the battle. [url]
- Researchers can mess with the memories of rats — making memories fade faster or last longer. But injecting a memory-enhancing virus into a human brain doesn’t sound too appealing. [url]
- Researchers in Germany have found a single “giant” neuron in the brain of locusts that seems to collect all olfactory input — a discovery that could lead to a better understanding of how biological neural nets work. Mammal brains could possibly have similar neural structures, but there’s obviously a big difference between the brains of insects and mammals… [url]
- To discover more interesting articles on the human mind, check out what’s currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.