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The Renaissance Horse": A Call for Contributors
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0193  Monday, 31 January 2005

From:           Douglas Galbi <
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Date:           Friday, 28 Jan 2005 18:19:42 -0500
Subject: 16.0173 The Renaissance Horse": A Call for Contributors
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0173 The Renaissance Horse": A Call for Contributors

"About 60% of the human brain is devoted to processing sight."

What's the measurement standard for this statistic?  About 60% of the
human brain measured by spatial volume, neuron count, energy use...what?
  My review of the neuroscience literature (see
http://www.galbithink.org/sense-s2.htm), as well as common sense,
suggests that a lot of the brain is multi-use/often not used.   Can you
provide a scientific reference for the above statistic?

Douglas Galbi

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