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  • Saturday, May 08, 2004

    The Brain and You

    Dean Esmay links to a report which details the discovery of a region of the brain responsible for long term memory shortage. The human brain has long been a mystery, as much as the depths of the oceans and the depths of space. We know much about the rest of the human body, but the brain is still beyond our ken. However, that may very well change in the coming decades, and we should prepare ourselves for those discoveries. They will likely make us question our very nature, and perhaps bring into quesiton certain long held beliefs, among them free will. It will also likely bring up questions about the role of genetics in behavior, and the nature versus nurture argument. It has only just begun.

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