Thursday, June 23, 2005

Brains Contain ‘Celebrity Cells’

Brains Contain ‘Celebrity Cells’
(Live Science)
But this was not the only case of a person-specific neuron. In another patient, the activity of a single neuron was tied to Halle Berry. Not only did pictures of the actress elicit a response but so did other representations: a drawn caricature, images of Berry in her “Catwoman” costume, and even the spelling of her name.

Which inevitably brings up the question of the functional status of their other neurons.

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