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Thought and nerve cells

October 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Controlling Individual Cortical Nerve Cells by Human Thought
ScienceDaily (Oct. 27, 2010) — Five years ago, neuroscientist Christof Koch of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), neurosurgeon Itzhak Fried of UCLA, and their colleagues discovered that a single neuron in the human brain can function much like a sophisticated computer and recognize people, landmarks, and objects, suggesting that a consistent and explicit code may help transform complex visual representations into long-term and more abstract memories.

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