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The brain is a freakishly efficient computer.
Developments in the understanding of short-term and long-term memories.
Humans have mirror neurons for sound. The brain treats musical patterns in similar ways to visual patterns and language.
A grammar of morality? Marc D. Hauser has written a book on how our moral intuitions work and why they evolved.
How Do You Look is an art exhibit exploring eye-hand coordination. There's a interesting comparison between an artist and a surgeon.
A neuroscientist defends his turf from outsiders. Somehow I think Kuhn predicted this response.
A primer on sex differences in the brain.
A researcher at UCSD (I believe) whose name currently escapes me (I have it around here somewhere) found that when a person hears a grammatically incorrect sentence, a language center in the brain (Broca's area) fires the same response as when he hears a discordant note in a musical sequence, which would basically be the musical equivalent of bad grammar.
At that point, I think it's fair to question whether Broca's area is just a language center, or rather one that is meant to process highly ordered, sequential patterns, one specifically geared toward auditory patterns (though maybe not totally limited to them -- who knows). There are certainly other brain areas that act similarly (mirror neurons in the prefrontal cortex come to mind).
One idea I always wanted to explore thoroughly was whether Broca's area would see the same response in a discordant moral situation. It would take some time to get a procedure that could adequately isolate the moral component, but it certainly seems possible.
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