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Author Topic: Taxi drivers 'have brain sat-nav'  (Read 4337 times)

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spic0m

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Taxi drivers 'have brain sat-nav'
« on: September 14, 2008, 23:27:53 PM »

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Re: Taxi drivers 'have brain sat-nav'
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 16:29:51 PM »
Do you know that taxi drivers in london have to take special courses? Not only for driving capabilities, but to know the streets and the landmarks...

But what rather surprises me is that the brain still grows. Until now i knew that the brain of human stop growing at the age of 25 or so.

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Re: Taxi drivers 'have brain sat-nav'
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008, 17:42:56 PM »
As long as you exercise it, nothing stops growing.

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Re: Taxi drivers 'have brain sat-nav'
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2008, 12:16:46 PM »
As long as you exercise it, nothing stops growing.

Do not count on it spicom... Something will stop growing no matter how much you excersise it...

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Re: Taxi drivers 'have brain sat-nav'
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2008, 19:38:27 PM »
Brain is not one of them. We just don't have enough life time.  :D

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Re: Taxi drivers 'have brain sat-nav'
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2008, 20:44:22 PM »
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The brain cells do not duplicate at all after it has developed (around late childhood

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_brain

Human brain do not grow after childhood. Only the 'hypothalamous' part of the brain keeps growing. And has nothing to do with mentality or IQ. it control the body temperature, the thirst, the hunger etc etc etc.

This means that a brain damage is unrecoverable. Cells will only die. No duplication will take place.