cult and paste

be careful where you clique

The like-minded animals

Spindle neurons
are found in the brains of:

humans
great apes
humpback whales
fin whales
killer whales
sperm whales
bottlenose dolphin
Risso’s dolphin
beluga whales
elephants

they can refract signals
and turn thoughts on less than a dime
over a feeling
a change in lighting
at the sound of a baby crying

these neurons
look kind of different
in the brains of savants, the autistic
the ADD’ed, the schizophrenics…
people with perfect pitch

we may have to rethink how much
other organisms can think
these neurons may  be what make us/them social
or even human

note that the octopuses didn’t make the cut

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This entry was posted on March 4, 2010 by in Ecosystems, Nature and tagged , , .
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