DailyDirt: Learning More About Our Brains

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We’ve discovering interesting things about the way our brains work all the time. Maybe someday we’ll fully understand how our brains actually think, but we’re a long way from that now. But in the meantime, here are a few more fascinating tidbits from studying our brains that might lead to smarter humans in the distant future.

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Wally (profile) says:

Re: slave monkeys!

It has been rumored that Ridley Scott has written at least a treatment for a reboot movie of “Bladerunner” otherwise known as “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” by Philip K. Dick…..will be very interesting to see how the ASPCA handles the part where Isador kills a real cat trying to repair what he thought was a replicant cat.

Wally (profile) says:

“Studies of human brains and closely related primate brains have shown some differences that could point to specific genes responsible (or at least relevant) for the evolution of brain intelligence. Next stop, planet of the apes, folks.”

Chimpanzees and Bonobo’s in particular fit this category. We seem to be sharing about 99% of their brain power. Both use complex forms of communication and honestly we would be stuck like them if it weren’t for our shrunk down tongues and our voice boxes being put further down and back into our throats.

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