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Tuesday, August 31, 2010


        Given below are the phone number take from different parts of the world. Each of the set of 3 numbers is taken from a single country. Observe them carefully and find the similarity. It’s not that difficult!

Australia (- Sydney)                                         Ireland
(612) 8232 3238                                              353 01 631 9146   
(612) 8232 2145                                              353 01 669 4100
(612) 8232 4962                                              353 01 972 7100

Algeria                                                             UAE
213 21 713 852                                               9714 3316500
213 21 915 935                                               9714 4054400
213 21 739 749                                               9714 6333620

Peru                                                                 Bolivia (-La Paz)
511 513 7373                                                  5912 324764
511 437 6344                                                  5912 391639
511 4275 464                                                  5912 327522
Let us give you a clue! Each set contain the numbers from a single state (zone). It seems you have got enough of the clues…….we leave up to you to find the solution!!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Memory

While searching for the physical location of the memory (called ‘the Engram’) in the brain, researcher Karl Lashley concluded that the brain works as a whole to store memories. This idea is known as ‘equipotentiality’. This means that the memories are not stored in any one specific part of our brain. More recent studies show that memories are stored in multiple regions of the brain and are interlinked to each other through neurons. Indeed, different memory sectors use different part of our brain. To make it easy to understand and to facilitate the analysis, researchers have come up with stage theories of memories, which in fact are quite convincing as well! The different stages of memory are as follows:
-          Sensory Memory
-          Short Term Memory
-          Long Term Memory
In our upcoming articles, we shall be discussing each one of them so that it will be easier for you to understand the memory mechanism and interpret them.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Brain And The Memory

Brain is the most complex part of the human body. The brain is like a committee of experts. It is a patchwork of many highly specialized areas. This three pound organ lies inside a bony shell called ‘skull’ and is the seat of intelligence. It is the initiator if body movements and the source of all the qualities that define our humanity.
A mammalian brain is essentially built on the same plan as that of a frog or any other vertebrate. However, the human brain is more developed and the two cerebral hemispheres are very much larger than in other vertebrates.
The largest part of our brain is made of cerebrum. The cerebral cortex is associated with mental activities involved in memory, intelligence, sense of responsibility, thinking, reasoning moral sense and learning.
We need our memory for our mental activities and to improve our efficiency while we are working. Unfortunately, a lot of people dint seem to understand how important this is, and most of the time we are using our memory randomly as a result of which we never get what we expected.
Improving memory has never been easier but nothing is easy until you give it a try and build up your guts to stay stick to it! It is not impossible to increase our memory if we remain consistent at achieving the success!!

The Brain And The Mind

Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 7th edition describes ‘brain’ as ‘the organ inside the head that controls movement, thought, memory and feeling’
Mind’ on the other hand is described as ‘the part of a person that makes them able to be aware of things, to think and to feel’ (Yes, it tries to relate mind and brain but isn’t it quite confusing?)
Today research have revealed that the brain is the home of the mind (soul). The credit to this idea goes to ‘Cartesian Dualistic Theory’. But in the past, beliefs varied over time. The Egyptians regarded the heart as the home for the soul and preserved it but they threw away the brains of the deceased.
Greek physician Hippocrates proposed that brain is the place which arises joys, sorrows, tears and laughter. Through it, we tend to make judgments and hence it is the home of the mind.
Philosopher Aristotle regarded heart as the home of the mind. He defined brain as the “cooler” that radiated the excess heat produced by the mental exertions of the heart.
William James’ approach to psychology known as ‘functionalism’ was concerned with how mind operates rather than what mind contained? According to this approach, the mind came into existence during the course of human evolution and it is useful for preserving life and passing along genes to offspring. It aids in the adaptation to environmental demands.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Dawn Of The Study

If you have ever studied coordinate geometry then you are familiar with the name ‘Rene Descartes’. If not then I’ll tell you, he is the one who introduces the Cartesian coordinate system, a fundamental aspect of the coordinate geometry. And you may not believe if I tell you that this mathematician was one of the “early birds” to study and analyze the brain. In fact in 1637, he proposed that ‘mind and body are interrelated, they affect each other and yet they are separate entities. The body’s movements are controlled by mechanical reflexes interacting in a non-physical soul (mind) located in the brain’s pineal gland.’ Many researchers call this theory as the “Cartesian Dualistic Theory”. Before this, there was a long held belief that said ‘one’s mind is his soul and the soul is the master of the body. The soul changes its body periodically. The body degenerates and the soul is the one that continues to exist.’ The Cartesian dualism came as challenge to this belief. On later years, people started to wonder ‘Is it what happens?’ And the research took some depths.
The year 1859 came along with Darwin’s ground breaking ‘Theory of Evolution’ that said that the development of mind took place along with physical characteristics and behaviors,
Today, there are so many branches of science that study the brain in different perspectives.