a clear frontier to survive in dangerous situations

“there is a clear frontier in the brain between the area that encodes information about what is immediately before the eyes and the area that encodes the abstract representations that are the product of our short-term memory or imagination”

“while one area in the brain processes information about what we are currently seeing, an area right beside it stores the information in short-term memory”

“Most of the time, when you look at the function of different brain areas, there is more of a transitional zone, more grey and not such a clear border between black and white. I think the evolutionary reason for this clear frontier is that it helped us to survive in dangerous situations”

“what is most important (now) is to try and relate this discovery to schizophrenia and other diseases that involve hallucinations”

Source: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-08-discovery-visual-memories-born.html

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