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We like to think that all our smarts are contained in our brain, but researchers at Umea University in Sweden have found that the neurons that extend into our fingertips perform the same sorts of calculations that take place in the cerebral cortex.
In other words, what we’ve been told about our entire nervous system acting as a sort of network of data-collecting sensors that send that data back to the brain to be processed might not be quite right. Read more at Forbes.
Science’s failures are sometimes just as important as its successes, especially when “failure” means failing to replicate a well-known result or failing to find evidence for an important hypothesis. But many of these so-called null results are going unreported, largely because researchers never bother to write them up and get them published. Read more at Pacific Standard.
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