Brain Cells Get The Whole Picture

Ueli Rutishauser, at Caltech (California Institute of Technology) has arrived at an interesting finding. Brain cells or neurons can recognise whole faces, not their parts, enabling us to tell friends from strangers or a sad from a happy face. Sort of upsets the whole apple cart, doesn’t it? Current Biology quotes Rutishauser: “The finding really … Continue reading “Brain Cells Get The Whole Picture”

Pain Causing Brain Drain

A study published in the November 23 edition of the Journal of Neuroscience, as quoted from LiveScience [1] claims to have observed that “the brains of people with chronic backaches were up to 11 percent smaller than those of non-sufferers” [1] The reader will notice, in this study that: “No attempt was made to correlate … Continue reading “Pain Causing Brain Drain”