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The human brain is a mysterious organ. We don't really have many ways of figuring out what's going on inside people's heads, but there are a few primitive techniques that are starting to delve into the activities of the brain. Here are just some examples of interesting projects studying our brains. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    colony (profile), Aug 9th, 2011 @ 6:00pm

    genetically remove fear

    this really should be on the list like. have you seen the look on the cats face. it's all wtf?? comical.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Aug 9th, 2011 @ 6:38pm

    Re: genetically remove fear

    .. in people?! Hmm. I think there's actually a condition where people are completely trusting and they don't pick up on when to be afraid of other people. I'll have to dig up that link some other day... :)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 9th, 2011 @ 11:08pm

    Rock Paper Scissors

    is an evil game.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 9th, 2011 @ 11:20pm

    The autism story really caught my eye. If diagnostics can help a child with autism possibly live a better life, I am for this. I am not convinced there can be a 'cure'. If one could call something a cure that would most likely too invasive as to make quality of life poor. But, looking at families that are raising individuals with autism, I believe studies such as this one are valuable. Thanks for linking the article.

     

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    Peter S. Chamberlain (profile), Aug 10th, 2011 @ 11:31pm

    Brain, electronics, etc.

    Interesting.
    I stumbled across an article in Fortune awhile b ack that noted that we still don't know much about hw the six (6O), always six (6), layers of the cerebral cortex communicate and work. I think Paul Allen was said to have funded some research on this.

     

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