Wednesday, October 18, 2006

News via Phys Org, Scientific American

Posted by Trent Walters at 2:33 PM
Strawberries may improve memory (especially if you're a rat or a mouse):
"Fisetin, a naturally occurring flavonoid commonly found in strawberries and other fruits and vegetables, stimulates signaling pathways that enhance long-term memory."


Ant memory tricks (which may have future implications for robots)

How do human brains solve problems?
"[W]e respond to increasing cognitive challenges not on a continuum, but in leaps as different areas of the prefrontal cortex activate."


Nervous system development

Cell traffic control

Possibly, the coolest news: Using UV lasers to cross-entangle two pairs may get around the problem of measuring one, an act that alters its state.

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