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Could science be wrong about the brain?

 
 
Reply Sat 25 Feb, 2012 02:26 pm
BRAIN-DAMAGED children are actually able to recover some intellectual ground if the entire damaged half of the brain is surgically removed, researchers are finding.

Its success in children with damage confined to half the brain astonishes even seasoned scientists and suggests that until now, they may have greatly underestimated the brain's flexibility, particularly in older children.

We are awed by the apparent retention of memory and by the retention of the child's personality and sense of humor,'' Dr. Eileen P. G. Vining of Johns Hopkins University wrote in this month's issue of the journal Pediatrics.
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Reply Sat 25 Feb, 2012 06:23 pm
@Rickoshay75,
I think you will find that cognitive science no longer
views the brain per se as the locus of cognition. See for example
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/embodied-cognition/
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Reply Sun 26 Feb, 2012 03:58 pm
@fresco,
I think you will find that cognitive science no longer
views the brain per se as the locus of cognition. See for example
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/embodied-cognition/
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Reply Sun 26 Feb, 2012 04:15 pm
@fresco,
I think you will find that cognitive science no longer
views the brain per se as the locus of cognition. See for example
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/embodied-cognition/

Interesting, but no explanation of how the kid survived with half a brain, or not the why brain is not needed. .

Myself, I always considered memory, and how it related with reflex action, as the most important element. Man can survive without a brain, as the the scientific article showed, but not without a memory
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