Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"If I Only Had A...."

Fascinating post (and comments) about hydrocephalus sufferers who have remarkably little brain tissue but nonetheless function well... the initial one referenced had a 126 IQ... and, an honors mathematics degree! The author shorthands these patients as "VNBs," virtual no-brainers, and at one point writes:
"...under the right conditions, brain damage may paradoxically result in brain enhancement. Small-world, scale-free networking— focused, intensified, overclocked— might turbocharge a fragment of a brain into acting like the whole thing."
Check it out:

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