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(Gizmodo)   Scientists watch how the brain makes memories for the first time ever. As expected, our brains are just gooey hard drives   (sploid.gizmodo.com) divider line 18
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2014-01-27 02:42:49 PM  
It's there's a soul, this how it gets made.

If there's an editor, this is how you fail.
 
2014-01-27 02:52:13 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: It's there's a soul, this how it gets made.

IfIt's there's an editor, this is how you fail.


/Edited that fer ya!
 
2014-01-27 02:56:20 PM  
Get your ass to Mars.
 
2014-01-27 02:58:16 PM  
♪ We met at nine... We met at eight... ♫ I was  on time... No, you were late... Ah, yes, I remember it well... ♪
 
2014-01-27 03:24:57 PM  
People still won't believe we're bio-mechanical factories trying to duplicate a specific molecule inside our cells.
 
2014-01-27 03:25:45 PM  

Infernalist: Get your ass to Mars.


+1
 
2014-01-27 04:14:08 PM  
A cornerstone of neuroscience for the quarter century has been the understand that the computer model of brain function is misleading and wrong. Nice job subs.
 
2014-01-27 04:14:51 PM  
insert letters L A S and T as appropriate.
 
2014-01-27 04:21:26 PM  

Tigger: A cornerstone of neuroscience for the quarter century has been the understand that the computer model of brain function is misleading and wrong. Nice job subs.


0.tqn.com
 
2014-01-27 04:45:14 PM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Tigger: A cornerstone of neuroscience for the quarter century has been the understand that the computer model of brain function is misleading and wrong. Nice job subs.

[0.tqn.com image 300x200]


All you have to do is insert the word 'last' before the word 'quarter' and it makes sense.

Unless you are disputing the message not the delivery.
 
2014-01-27 05:07:51 PM  
Some time ago i watched a great documentary on how synapses form and they had the creepiest video of brain cells connecting. It was pretty sweet. Not this one, but something similar:

http://vimeo.com/52013627
 
2014-01-27 05:22:00 PM  
If my brain is a gooey hard drive, how does it maintain integrity while spinning at 7200 rpm?
 
2014-01-27 05:31:17 PM  

Tigger: A cornerstone of neuroscience for the quarter century has been the understand that the computer model of brain function is misleading and wrong. Nice job subs.

Take it easy on the subs...
A cornerstone of neuroscience for the quarter century has been the understandING that mRNA is translated proximal to the nucleus and proteins undergo trafficking to distil locations.

These two papers kind of smack a lot of highschool-college-gradschool molecular biology in the face.
The new understanding is that the message is sitting in a distant location, waiting for an interpreter to get there.  Once the neuron gets sufficient stimulation, it sends the interpreter to translate and reorganize cytoarchitecture based on the  directions that were just sitting in wait.
This is reallly cooool for anybody studying neuroplacticity.
 
2014-01-27 08:36:40 PM  

DerAppie: If my brain is a gooey hard drive, how does it maintain integrity while spinning at 7200 rpm?


Ok, so it's more of an SSD, BFD 01cur u b8ch.

/ jk
 
2014-01-27 09:05:33 PM  
Cats "remember" how to use a litter box even if they never did it before.  That is a fairly complex task which seems to require a number of other built in behaviours as well some learned behaviours. Somehow that procedure was thought up by a cat and passed to its kittens via DNA.
 
2014-01-27 09:23:30 PM  

DerAppie: If my brain is a gooey hard drive, how does it maintain integrity while spinning at 7200 rpm?


Duh! It's held by your cranium.
 
2014-01-27 11:21:16 PM  
Scientists watch how the brain makes memories for the first time ever

No, they didn't.  We still don't understand how memory works.
 
2014-01-28 10:39:14 AM  

Tigger: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Tigger: A cornerstone of neuroscience for the quarter century has been the understand that the computer model of brain function is misleading and wrong. Nice job subs.

[0.tqn.com image 300x200]

All you have to do is insert the word 'last' before the word 'quarter' and it makes sense.

Unless you are disputing the message not the delivery.


uh...no it doesnt. not at all. Are you on drugs?
 
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