Elderly Dr. Milton has been developing a computerized device that translates one's brain waves into written text. Following the senior scientist's death, Dr. Cathcart continues his work ...
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Elderly Dr. Milton has been developing a computerized device that translates one's brain waves into written text. Following the senior scientist's death, Dr. Cathcart continues his work with the "mind writer," using it to decipher the final thoughts from the late doctor's brain. Written by
Jay Phelps <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Host says the human brain can connect 13 billion brain cells. That is problematic and downright wrong. The average human brain has about 100 billion neurons (the cells that do the thinking) and 1000 billion glial (helper/support) cells. Recently, some neuroscience researchers have come to suspect that glial cells might have some computational functions as well. See more »
A scientist who finished in first place in the Ernest Thesiger look alike contest is running out of time. He has been diagnosed with some serious stroke related symptoms. He has been working feverishly on brain research, but knows his days are numbered and wishes to pass his knowledge on to a younger man. Unfortunately, before he can do this, he ends up paralyzed in a hospital. He manages to use the one finger that still works to send a binary code to the scientists. They interpret the code and keeping his brain alive while the rest of him has gone the way of all flesh. They are able to get significant information to continue. For a time, however, the episode drops into saccharine religious sentimentality. It makes me wonder if they were trying to appease some representative audience with this stuff.
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