29 iunie 2010

amintiri din copilărie


via The Daily What 


şi o recenzie la o carte ce tratează modul în care memoria îşi lasă amprenta asupra creierului

The supreme ambition of all such work is to wipe out Alzheimer's disease, an outcome currently only a blip on the horizon. Biology is not an exact science. McDermott nicely characterizes the human organism as "a magnificent contraption, a sackful of accidents." He concludes at the end of his long stint at 101 Theory Drive: "We are compromised, full of repurposed parts, always building on top of what was already there. The human brain, by any definition, is a kluge. It's amazing it works at all."

Review: '101 Theory Drive'