Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Curiosity didn't kill this cat! (One I've had in my drafts folder to post for a while)

In a special collection of articles published beginning 1 July 2005, Science Magazine and its online companion sites celebrate the journal's 125th anniversary with a look forward -- at the most compelling puzzles and questions facing scientists today. A special, free news feature in Science explores 125 big questions that face scientific inquiry over the next read the rest of this online article about these issues, click HERE.

So, what questions about what makes the universe/human life tick most interest you and why? Pick one (or more) or the top 25 questions on the first page of this article. Pick before you read the answers.

(I'm off to the doc today. Been staggering about from the med and sleeping. Sigh...)


J. Andrew Lockhart said...

"how are mememories stored in the brain?"
I am really interested in that, due to the fact that I have been re-training my brain for 9 years due to my stroke -- the more I know about how the brain works the more affective I could work.
p.s. - I hope you get better!

Pris said...

Hi...I'm on briefly checking email since today is the urologist visit early. I hope this passes soon, too.

The memory question is an interesting one. With CFIDS, you have varying degrees of short term memory loss. When it first hit, it was significant. I couldn't remember the names of things, how to make a sandwich..things like that. Because I'd studies what we knew at that time in grad school about memory storage, I knew a little bit about how to get short term memory events into long term memory and have used those tricks to remember more things. If I do something quickly, like when I'm taking an antibiotic in the evening, such as now, I still have to keep a chart to remember if I took it, though.

I didn't realize you'd had a stroke. Do you have more about it in your blog profile or in the blog? I'm too dizzy to search it right now, but will.