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Posts tagged with senses

  • rats’ brains, and presumably ours, tessellate the plane surface we walk on with multiple overlapping triangular grids
  • (is there a mathematical reason triangles are optimal? euler characteristic, perhaps?)
  • path" neurons in the hippocampus fire as we cross these grids to reconstruct our previous paths
  • boundary" neurons in the hippocampus fire as we approach the boundaries of a space
  • (what about agoramaniacs? or ancient people who hunted buffalo on the plain?)




I would like to have the following supernatural abilities:

  • Ability to sense electromagnetic impulses and discern their energy level
  • Awareness of physical disturbances, perhaps via compression waves in the physical surrounding
  • Sense the speed of molecules moving nearby, at any point on body
  • Electrical-pulse coordination of bodily kinetics
  • Embedded supercomputer, for when I need to figure things out
  • Self-repair of wounds
  • Poison detection system
  • Apparatus to identify nature of particulate matter floating in nearby environment

Oh wait.  I can already do all those things. 

  • ability to grow hair

Hmm.  Got that too.