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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): Is your behavior controlled by a parasite ?

TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): Is your behavior controlled by a parasite ? | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Starting in the early 1990s, [Jaroslav Flegr] began to suspect that a single-celled parasite in the protozoan family was subtly manipulating his personality, causing him to behave in strange, often self-destructive ways. And if it was messing with his mind, he reasoned, it was probably doing the same to others. The parasite, which is excreted by cats in their feces, is called Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii or Toxo for short) and is the microbe that causes toxoplasmosis—the reason pregnant women are told to avoid cats’ litter boxes.

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Rationally Speaking: The mismeasure of neuroscience

Rationally Speaking: The mismeasure of neuroscience | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

These days you can’t turn around without bumping into yet another news story about “the neuroscience of X.” Some of it is fascinating, some controversial, and quite a bit of it is, well, let’s say at the very least, misguided.

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The Magician Inside Us All: Sleights of Mind' - PopMatters

The Magician Inside Us All: Sleights of Mind' - PopMatters | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
PopMattersThe Magician Inside Us All: Sleights of Mind'PopMattersBy Jonathan Tjarks 7 February 2012 Until the invention of the MRI machine, which allowed scientists to monitor neurological behavior on a second-by-second basis, psychologists treated...
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Alexander Vorobiev-Char's curator insight, February 3, 12:50 PM

После изобретения томографа появилась возможность серьезного исследования мозговой активности в различных сферах деятельности