by Michael Ho

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brains, genes, ibrain, memory, sleep

DailyDirt: Studying Gray Matter Before We Hack It...

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

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. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, 6 Jun 2011 @ 6:30pm

    Can Brains Grow Larger?

    You’ve probably seen some science-fiction from the earlier part of last century portraying super-intelligent aliens with enormously-swollen brains.

    Is that sort of thing possible? Would it even work? Are there physical limits to how large our brains can get? Would it boost our brain power?

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