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Oct
11
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
10
reviewed Excellent What is the functional significance of the difference in cardiolipin/cholesterol ratio in different membranes?
Oct
10
reviewed Excellent Is there a biological mechanism for evolution encoded into our DNA?
Oct
10
reviewed Satisfactory Why has grey hair evolved?
Oct
10
reviewed Excellent What is the mechanism of oxygen uptake in E. coli?
Oct
10
reviewed Satisfactory Can a single axon propagate multiple simultaneous action potentials?
Oct
10
reviewed Satisfactory Importance of knowing GC Content of an organism
Oct
10
reviewed Satisfactory Regarding the difference between cDNA library and RNA sequencing (Biochem. technique)
Oct
10
reviewed Needs Improvement How to estimate the DNA density in human sperm head?
Oct
10
reviewed Excellent Help me Identify this Spider
Oct
10
reviewed Satisfactory What is this vinca like vine?
Oct
9
comment Does the Jungian notion of collective unconsciousness have any legitimacy in the light of modern neurobiology and epigenetics?
Peripherally related: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/1116/…
Oct
9
comment Does the Jungian notion of collective unconsciousness have any legitimacy in the light of modern neurobiology and epigenetics?
@Superbest I would agree to an extent, but I think that the epigenetic/evolutionary aspect is better handled here.
Oct
6
comment What's the evolutionary reason behind decussation?
Related: biology.stackexchange.com/questions/3807/…
Sep
28
reviewed Leave Closed Do biological facts determine when a human fetus is considered alive and human?
Sep
26
comment How were the synaptic areas identified in the somatic sensation pathways?
Check out the work of Denny-Brown in humans. I suspect this work that you describe was done much earlier, but you may be able to follow some of the references backwards from him.
Sep
25
comment Why do different pain killers have different effects on people?
Related: biology.stackexchange.com/questions/2922/…
Sep
23
comment Evolutionary motivation behind number of neurons in DCMMP
The species you want to look at for this are giraffes and, to some extent, elephants. This article is talking about information flow in the other direction (corticospinal tract) but it might have some insights into the sensory pathways. I did not read it yet, though.
Sep
21
reviewed Close Vitamins that could help “make us smarter”?
Sep
21
reviewed No Action Needed Identification of an Insect (Hemiptera)