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MIT discovers the location of memories: Individual neurons | ExtremeTech

April 24, 2012


Check this out: much like in the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, new research on genetically engineered, optically-sensitive neurons in mice demonstrates that we can now decisively conclude that MEMORIES are in fact PHYSICAL, not CONCEPTUAL – and, that specific memories may be erased by destroying or intercepting specific neurons. I think it’s cool how the […]

Baboon “Culture” and Give Peace a Chance (or Tuberculosis)

December 13, 2010


Here is a very well-known and oft-repeated tale in the primatology world – Robert Sapolsky, the Stanford neurobiologist and primatologist, discovered a funny fact about baboons, stress levels, and social hierarchy that may reveal a lot about our own human society: Through measuring adrenaline and cortisol levels in the blood of various male baboons of […]

The New Cartographers of Human Experience: how neuroscience is colonizing all other academic fields, implications on race/gender/nature v. culture debate

July 26, 2010


Brain is the new Black. Neuro is the new New. It seems like every academic field is trying to stick the prefix neuro- onto what they do these days. From neuroanthropologists who study the interaction between neural physiology and culture, to neurotheologists who search for the neurobiological basis of religious feelings and spiritual phenomena, to comparative literature scholars […]