Olympic Gold for Brainwave Performance

Whether or not a competitor stands on the podium wearing an Olympic metal can depend on a thousandth of a second difference in finishing time.  Greater physical performance may not be what separate winners from losers when the margin is that close.  Instead, it can be something beyond the competitor’s will–brainwaves.

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Ctenophore

Did the nervous system evolve twice?

There is a news article in Science about a talk made at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology by Leonid Moroz in which he reports results concerning the genome of a Ctenophore, commonly called comb jelly1. Here is one of those beasts. Continue reading

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