The human brain develops from a single cell into a structure containing billions of neurons
DNA - 35,000 genes
Humans and mice have same amount of DNA
Mice have less than 1/10 the number of neurons
Genes work more than once
Specificity and Plasticity in Neurocognitive Development in Humans
HELEN J. NEVILLE AND DAPHNE BAVELIER In: M. Gazzaniga (Ed.) The New Cognitive Neurosciences, MIT Press, 2000
ABSTRACT Brain imaging studies of adults who have had altered sensory and
Aging Brain, Aging Mind
Late in life the human brain suffers attrition of certain neurons and undergoes chemical alterations. Yet for many people, these changes do not add up to a noticeable decline in intelligence
by Dennis J. Selkoe
Is the Brain's Mind a Computer Program.?
No. A program merely manipulates symbols, whereas a brain attaches meaning to them
by John R. Searle
Can a machine think? Can a machine have conscious thoughts in exactly the same sense that you and I have? If
ERPs and Language
Object Identification task
What processes does the N400 reflect?
Not lexical processing see it to pictures Not simple mismatch don't see it to music or shapes
What do language and pictures have in common?
Brain (1989), 112, 975-995 r
PROSOPAGNOSIA IN A RIGHT HEMISPHERECTOMIZED PATIENT
JUSTINE SERGENT and JEAN-GUY VILLEMURE (From the Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada)
SUMMARY The first reported case of prosopagnosia in a right hemi