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Date: 10/25/12 07:40 AM

9 Responses to A Real No-Brainer

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    October 25, 2012 at 6:08 am
    Link: A Real No-Brainer - What actually needs a brain? Here`s an explanation of some brainy stuff, cockroaches, & a headless chicken that lived!
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    October 25, 2012 at 8:04 am
    Welcome to 1st year neurophysiology. Groups of neurons forming ganglia are very common in lower animals, particularly invertebrates. Ours is just so advanced that we have separate divisions to run different bodily processes. Action potentials also travel much faster in the retina and cerebral cortex due to there being electrical synapses in addition to chemical synapses.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    October 25, 2012 at 8:12 am
    Sarah Palin (and a number of other Fox News darlings) has not only survived but reproduced despite her lack of any apparent brain function.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    October 25, 2012 at 10:01 am
    My brother loves this guy.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm
    Neurobiology is so much fun. Making a headless frog kick its legs so hard that it actually leaped forward, freaking out the girls in the group shriek was hilarious.

    Also, his philosophical question of what is "I" was a great discussion, in both Neurobiology and Psychology. I`ve come to the conclusion that "We" are just the thoughts and emotions found in the neurons of prefrontal cortex and hippocampus.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    So interesting!
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    anarchsoul Male 30-39
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    October 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    "Sarah Palin (and a number of other Fox News darlings) has not only survived but reproduced despite her lack of any apparent brain function."

    winning comment of the day xD
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
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    October 25, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    My brain died while watching this. Was that the point?
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    October 26, 2012 at 7:32 am
    I`ve come to the conclusion that "We" are just the thoughts and emotions found in the neurons of prefrontal cortex and hippocampus.
    Just for clarification, if I (assuming it were possible) were to extract a hippocampus of one person and transfer it to another person who had a destroyed hippocampus, would that make that person 2 people then?

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