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Apr
3
comment What is the energy consumption of the brain?
One ref for the breakdown of energy costs: Laughlin, S. (2001). Energy as a constraint on the coding and processing of sensory information. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 11(4):475-480.
Apr
2
comment dopamine paradox in Schizophrenia
Can you provide a reference?
Apr
1
reviewed Reviewed Mitosis in human body
Apr
1
reviewed Leave Open Cloning a gene of an organism with an nonsequenced genome
Apr
1
reviewed Close Life on other planets
Mar
30
comment Influence of alcohol on brain cells
Great answer!!!
Feb
27
comment Biopython error
basic python question. I suggest a quick search on stackoverflow.com
Feb
27
comment Why do we exhale after we hold our breath?
Try maximally exhaling, and then hold your breath. ;)
Feb
26
comment Thoughts precede neuron firing or vise-verse?
how do you define "thought" biologically?
Feb
22
revised Does a neuron ever generate an action potential without stimuli?
caution! I may be wrong!
Feb
22
comment Can we define biological age?
possible duplicate of biology.stackexchange.com/q/14715/460
Feb
22
answered Does a neuron ever generate an action potential without stimuli?
Feb
21
awarded  Excavator
Feb
21
revised Why does squinting allow you to see objects more clearly?
English of title; not clear(er) objects, but "more clearly see"...
Feb
21
comment How does the brain know where a signal came from? What is the addressing system
Is it precisely 1-to-1? The number of somatosensory neurons < axons in spinal cord to brain? I don't think this is absolutely true, but not sure. For example on your back, you have a very coarse sensation, but there's no missing area of sensation. To save bandwidth, it is plausible that there were some converging signals in the spinal cord level.
Feb
20
reviewed Leave Open DNA sequence from the middle of a gene
Feb
20
reviewed Leave Open Do vitamins help our memory?
Feb
20
awarded  Custodian
Feb
20
reviewed Edit Which direction are wild beehives combs oriented?
Feb
20
revised Which direction are wild beehives combs oriented?
English update in title