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The Mind's Eye Scans Like a Spotlight


August 12, 2009

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Researchers at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory say you are more likely to scan a room, jumping from face to face as you search for your friend. In addition, the timing of these jumps appears to be determined by waves of activity in the brain that act as a clock. Full Story

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