Saturday, September 12, 2009

Brain distinguishes living and Non-living (SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS - 4)

Our brains have hard wired capacity to categorise living and non-living objects

B.Z. Mahon and others from Italy and USA found from their research that as human beings we are hard-wired in our brain to distingusish living and non-living things. Whether one is blind from birth or sighted, the brain has a capacity even in the absence of visual inputs to separate the caotegories like animals - towards which humans have important emotional responses — from non-living things like tools. This work is published in the Journal Neuron in August 2009.

Welcome to Dr. M. K. Sarma:
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