Noggin, noodle, grey matter. No matter what you call it, it’s still a mystery. In hopes of clearing up some of the fog, we’re rolling out the week with a few facts, myths and funnies to wrap your brain around. And a Happy Birthday wish to Leonard Franklin Slye, aka Roy Rogers, “King of the Cowboys.”
Shattering the Myths that Make Us Fear Brain Interfaces
“Matrix”-like learning may not be as easy as science fiction leads us to believe. Thanks for the interesting post Angela Baxley (@baxley).
The 6 Most Frequently Quoted Brain Facts (That Are Total BS)
Cracked (@Cracked) sets us straight, again. Alcohol doesn’t kill brain cells. We think an episode of Cops may disprove this. (Editor’s note: we have subsequently removed the live link to this feature after being advised that Google has listed the site as suspect for malware. The feature is located at: http://www.cracked.com/article_19370_the-6-most-frequently-quoted-brain-facts-that-are-total-bs.html if you choose to visit the site at your own risk.)
You Should Fear a Zombie Apocalypse – It’s Science [VIDEO]
Since we’re on the topic of brains, Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE, give us a quick look at how a zombie outbreak could actually occur. Michelle Christie (@MicheChristie}, thanks for making us shudder at the thought. Are you ready?
Video of the Week
And since we mentioned the zombie apocalypse, regardless of your political bent we think you’ll enjoy this. Be sure to vote. It could be a close one.
Did you enjoy this edition of Monday Madeleines? Leave a comment and let us know which disputed brain fact surprised you the most. No over-sharing here. (But if you somehow cross that line, we’ll let you know.)