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Memory and Sleep
October 24, 2007 2:55 PM   Subscribe

Mapping Memory. "Turn the human brain upside down and all around to see how memories are saved (or lost)." National Geographic has a great interactive 3D map of the brain as part of an excellent feature on memory.

The New York Times has a good article on the crucial role sleep plays in learning and memory. It's part of a special issue devoted to sleep.

Via Neurophilosophy.
posted by homunculus (5 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Great resource! Know I'll be able to target specific areas with my hammer, in my ongoing attempts to completely erase the past.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:14 PM on October 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


Memory/the brain/evolution are endlessly fascinating. Thanks for the post. (Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to go tend to my ever-dwindling neurons.)
posted by tepidmonkey at 6:42 PM on October 24, 2007


This is cool and all, but it doesn't really compare with the human brains I see in the lab. It's weird holding something that used to be in someone's head. It's even weirder to start dissecting it.

Human brains are strange anyway. Rat brains, they look normal to me. Humans have all that stupid cortex all over. Who needs cortex? The hypothalamus is where the action is in my book.
posted by caution live frogs at 8:54 PM on October 24, 2007


Who needs cortex?

Yeah, fuck that guy.
posted by homunculus at 9:33 PM on October 24, 2007


Abandoned brains
posted by homunculus at 9:44 PM on October 24, 2007


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