Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Way back in Bonehead Biology for non-majors TWC learned a theory explaining déjà vu as a momentary misfiring of brain cells that resulted in a quick one-two splatter of visual images, milliseconds apart, which created the illusion of having been there before. Apparently, that theory has fallen by the wayside.
Neuroscientists at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT report in the June 7 early online edition of Science that they have identified for the first time a neuronal mechanism that helps us rapidly distinguish similar, yet distinct, places. The discovery helps explain the sensation of déjà vu.
Whole thing here.
A few other choice Yogi-isms:
- Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded.
- Ninety percent of the game is mental, the other half is physical.
- I never said half the things I said.
- It ain't over till it's over.
- Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
- You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat eight.
- You can observe a lot by just watching.
- I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.
- You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there.
- The future ain't what it used to be.
- A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.
This is not a Yogi-ism but it's a great question to ask a third grader:
Do you walk to school or carry your lunch?
Great Yogi Berra interview here.