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USC Study Locates the Source of Key Brain Function

June 1, 2011

Irving Biederman and Jiye G. Kim 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. Full Story

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