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The Human Brain Wired   Leave a comment

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Muse Album Cover — Source: Human Connectome Project

The rock group Muse has used an image of the human brain from the Human Connectome Project for their latest album. The Human Connectome Project is compiling  neural data, which is graphically navigated creating the opportunity to achieve never before realized conclusions about the living human brain.” Click here to see a gallery of brain images. 

One of the tunes from the new album, The 2nd Law, is “Unsustainable” — an economy based on endless growth is unsustainable.

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Can We Really Trust What We See?   1 comment

illusion-imageEdward H. Adelson

“…every newspaper is also a visual illusion!”

“For the brain, perception is very often dependent on context.”

The above image is one of five in the Scientific American article, “The Neuroscience of Illusion: How Tricking the eye reveals the inner workings of the brain.”

Do we all have our own specific illusion of reality? The eye doesn’t provide enough information for the brain to figure out exactness in what we see.  Since we do see, the brain is, therefore, filling in the voids, which is why we see illusions. “Can you trust your lying eyes – or any of your other senses and memory? Not really!”

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Posted December 17, 2008 by kenneturner in Information

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