DailyDirt: Real Brains
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Human brains are amazingly efficient compared to any computer built so far. Previously, we pointed out some projects to simulate brain activity in various ways. But there’s nothing like the real thing. Here are just a few interesting links on detecting and improving our conscious grey matter.
- More studies show that a person’s IQ doesn’t remain constant throughout life. It seems strange to think that IQ couldn’t change a bit with age (or with training exercises), and measuring “intelligence” in the first place isn’t exactly an easy task to do. [url]
- A behavior therapist describes her experience training autistic kids to improve their cognitive abilities. Improve your fluid intelligence in just five easy steps! [url]
- Being able to distinguish various states of consciousness could be helpful to determine if/when patients with serious brain injuries might recover. A quantitative test to complement the Coma Recovery Scale measures brain activity via EEG signals, but it needs to be used on many more subjects before it can be considered a reliable diagnostic tool. [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.
Filed Under: brains, cognitive abilities, coma, consciousness, eeg, iq
Comments on “DailyDirt: Real Brains”
Brain dead people...
If anyone creates a test that determines who’s brain dead, it’ll be like that Bruce Willis movie: we’ll see brain dead people everywhere, and they don’t even know they’re dead.