Sunday, 15 May 2011
My Brain Hurts
Below is a link to another Science Daily article. It is this web site that supplies most of the traditional media with summaries on which they base their news items. These may or may not reflect the real content nor may the interns who mostly do the work have much understanding.
However, whilst the link is all about insect sense of smell and brain function the scientists involved believe that it gives us some insight and guidance into the way the human brain may work.
Some of us are coming to believe that in our modern world the human brain seems to working a lot less well than in the past and perhaps wonder why.
It could be that the scale of the disruption now in ordinary lives together with the loss of basic sense functions such as smell, taste and perception may have the answer.
Ask your nearest locust, or failing that the spider in the bathroom.