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Lost Your Keys? Your Cat? the Brain Can Rapidly Mobilize a Search Party, University of California, Berkeley (CAL) Study



4/22/2013 7:51:12 AM

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A contact lens on the bathroom floor, an escaped hamster in the backyard, a car key in a bed of gravel: How are we able to focus so sharply to find that proverbial needle in a haystack? Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered that when we embark on a targeted search, various visual and non-visual regions of the brain mobilize to track down a person, animal or thing.

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