Scientist Digs into the human brain

Chrissy Littledale of the Pensacola News Journal covered a talk by Dr. Stephen Grossberg that starts out as follows....

Dr. Stephen Grossberg said while the common claim that humans only use 10 percent of their brains is false, the brain can be wasted. "There is a possibility of atrophy if the brain is not used," the Boston University professor said Wednesday night at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in downtown Pensacola. "But even when we are 'wasting' them, they are still very busy."Grossberg spoke about the advances made in cognitive and neural systems research in the last 50 years.His lecture, titled "The Brain's Cognitive Dynamics: The link between brain learning, attention and consciousness," was delivered to a crowd of more than 200."Our mind learns and develops quickly," he said. "This balancing of the brain systems influences health."

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