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Stories by Rodrigo Quian Quiroga

Searching for the Jennifer Aniston Neuron [Excerpt]

Does a neuron, or small set of neurons, fire only when responding to the visual image of Jennifer Aniston? An Argentine neuroscientist provides an answer in his recent book that explores the relationship between the work of Jorge Luis Borges and modern forays into the workings of memory

January 18, 2013 — Rodrigo Quian Quiroga

A Single Brain Cell Stores a Single Concept

Each concept—each person or thing in our everyday experience—may have a set of corresponding neurons assigned to it

February 1, 2013 — Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, Itzhak Fried and Christof Koch

Borges and Memory: Encounters with the Human Brain [Excerpt]

What is the genesis of Funes the Memorious, the Jorge Luis Borges story about a mnemonist that fascinates neuroscientists, and is as famed a fictional treatise on memory as anything but Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past?

November 2, 2012 — Rodrigo Quian Quiroga