Monthly Archives: January 2012
Did you know that there is a neuron in your brain that only responds to Halle Berry? There’s also one for your best friend, and one for your grandmother! These neurons are located downstream of sensory brain areas, and recognize faces and voices of familiar individuals. They are aptly named “grandmother cells.” This is just one of many marvels that we will share with anyone seeking scientific enlightenment.
We are opening the umbrella to create a refuge for everyone to learn about, be fascinated by, and apply science to their every day lives.
As scientists from diverse fields such as neuroscience, psychology, nutrition, and medicine, we aim to take you under our umbrella of collective knowledge and get you hooked on science.
We encourage discussion and will field as many questions as we can!
If you like what we have to say, please spread the word!