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USC Study Locates the Source of Key Brain Function
June 1, 2011
Scientists at the University of Southern California have pinned down the region of the brain responsible for a key survival trait: Our ability to comprehend a scene--even one never previously encountered--in a fraction of a second.
University of Southern California
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