Table of Contents The Brain 2012

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Our left hemisphere tweaks 
the facts and allows us to feel like we’re 
in charge, experiments with 
split-brain patients reveal.


Nobody has yet built 
a crime-fighting 
robot suit, but brain-
machine interfaces 
may soon give reality 
to some related fantasies, like using 
a neuroprosthetic 
to control a 
paralyzed limb.

Little-known fact: The naturalist also launched the science of emotions.
Don’t I know you? Humans have an extraordinary talent for recognizing and remembering the subtle details that distinguish one mug from another. The trick may be in the way our brains encode “face space.”
The next wave of intelligent devices will think as our brains do—and leave computers in the dust, says device pioneer Jeff Hawkins.

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