Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Simpsons Brain Cell?

According to this recent article, Californian researchers studying the neuroscience of memory have stumbled across an individual brain cell that fires up when a person watches an episode of The Simpsons and when remembering what happened in the episode, it fires up again.
The cell in question is located near the hippocampus, the area of the brain that is believed to be linked to memory.

3 comments:

David Germain said...

It's like Invasion of the Body Snatchers. We're slowly becoming The Simpsons!

Doug said...

Ha ha... HIPPOcampus. Cause Homer is fat.

Nic Kramer said...

I thought that brain cell was called the Kwyjibo.