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Arthanari Chandrasekaran

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Brain helped us understand how other organs work, Now which organ can help us understand the brain itself.

We used brain to explore everything from the nano size vision of cells to landing rovers on mars and mapping the galaxies. Now now we want to explore the brain itself, how, who or what do you think can help us in this mission impossible.

Topics: brain exploration
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    Aug 16 2012: The brain will remain where understanding takes place, regardless of the subject.
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    Aug 16 2012: Magnet resonance tomography, if you wish to call it an organ...
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    Aug 16 2012: Comprehending is definitely something that only the brain can do for us. But to understand the inner secrets of brain can some other organ have the clue for it as they are heavily monitored and controlled by their boss.

    For example the eyes are the ones provide vision to our brain, so how does the image that we are seeing is perceived in the brain what chemical reaction does the brain process to identify that i am tying the letter 'n' here next on the keyboard.

    Hey i got another question to ask you,
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    Aug 16 2012: Obviously the brain, but have you ever wondered why other people know you better than you know yourself? Answer me that.
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      Aug 16 2012: Hmmm.. may be that's another brain thinking about our brain. Well this has triggered a new thought in my brain. If you can understand my brain well than can some other species be used to understand human beings brain and explore it for us. I think this is where communicating with other living creatures and understanding their language becomes important.