DailyDirt: Studying Gray Matter Before We Hack It...
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Our brains are pretty complex bundles of nerves -- that aren't actually like CPUs at all (even though lots of folks make the brain-CPU analogy). We're still trying to figure these wrinkled organs out with fairly primitive methods, but at least some progress is being made. Here are just a few quick links on some brain studies.
- Australian researchers think that genes may explain how 'cost-efficient' our brains are -- and ultimately how genes affect cognitive abilities. Hopefully, no one finds and patents the 'genius' genes... [url]
- The iBrain is not a new product from Apple -- it's a nifty device that records data from your brain in order to diagnose various neurological disorders. Once it's collected enough data, though, maybe it'll help in figuring out how regular brains work, too. [url]
- Sleep deprivation has been demonstrated to reduce a mouse's ability to retain memories. So try to get a good night's sleep before making any best-laid plans with mice. [url]
- To discover more interesting articles on the human mind, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]