Interesting brain articles today…

Almost on a daily basis I am surrounded by information about the acceleration of learning that is going on regarding the brain. Two items hit my radar screen today and were worth noting immediately:

1) Insulin Study Backs Theory Alzheimer’s May Be Type of Diabetes: Alzheimer’s disease researchers at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown Medical School said they found more evidence that the condition may be a new type of diabetes, or insulin deficiency, specific to the brain…

2) Are smarter people better at ignoring things?:

People frequently complain that they can’t remember things — and they wish their brains had more storage capacity, like today’s ever-expanding computer hard drives and RAM. If we could just improve the sheer size of our memory, we’d be able to retain and manipulate more data, and we’d become smarter and smarter — right?

Not according to an intriguing new experiment by brain scientists at the University of Oregon. Edward Vogel and a team of students took a handful of volunteers and tested their “visual working memory” — their ability to maintain awareness of events and objects around them.

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