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(Anatomy) Brain and Central Nervous System
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:41 pm    Post subject: Brain Cells More Powerful Than You Think Reply with quote

Brain Cells More Powerful Than You Think
By E.J. Mundell, HealthDay Reporter

posted: 19 December 2007 05:21 pm ET

(HealthDay News) -- The human brain constantly sorts through its 1 trillion cells, looking for perhaps only one or a handful of neurons to carry out a particular action, a trio of new studies says.

The research, conducted with rodents and published in the Dec. 20 issue of Nature, could rewrite the textbooks on just how important individual brain cells or cell clusters are to the working mind.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:56 pm    Post subject: Mind-reading Machine Reply with quote

Mind-reading Machine
Jennifer Cutraro

March 26, 2008

Winning at "I spy" would be a whole lot easier if there were just some way to know what your opponent was looking at. It's not too far-fetched an idea. A team of researchers in California has developed a way to predict what kinds of objects people are looking at by scanning what's happening in their brains.
When you look at something, whether it's a tomato or your backpack or your best friend, your eyes send a signal about that object to your brain. Different regions of the brain process the information your eyes send. Cells in your brain called neurons are responsible for this processing.

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