Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.

-C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Figuring Things Out Is Cool

My favorite line in an otherwise mildly interesting article about how mental exercises benefit the brain:

Researchers noted that mental skills can sometimes compensate for physical disabilities: Knowing how to figure out directions and find a new route on a map, for example, could allow someone to retain mobility even after their night vision deteriorates to the point where driving on certain roads becomes difficult.
I just love it. In other news, it has been theorized that the mental skills of humans allowed them to "outwit" such brawny creatures as sabertooth tigers, wooly mammoths, and grizzly bears.

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