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Why didn't the animal/human brain evolve to being able to create a comprehensive map of the environment?

Short answer The brain is quite able to build internal spatial maps of the environment. Background If you've ever walked alongside a blind person in an environment they are familiar with, you will ...
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Why didn't the animal/human brain evolve to being able to create a comprehensive map of the environment?

SHORT ANSWER why wouldn't evolution have given us the quite useful ability to accurately build a map of the environment? Because of the energetic cost of building and maintaining such a map! Some ...
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What are the biological reasons for hearing loss?

Short answer Age-related hearing loss is caused by the loss of hair cells in the inner ear, i.e., in the peripheral nervous system. Background Hearing declines with age and, typically, high ...
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What are the brain chemicals associated with food cravings? Possible to treat it by manipulating brain chemicals?

Certain brain chemicals, or neurotransmitters, have been associated with the sensation of craving and consumption of food. The primary ones include: Dopamine: This is often referred to as the "...
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What really is 'Consciousness'?

What makes our brain conscious of things? Different brain parts triggered by parts of our nervous system. Selective attention is primarily mediated by the frontal and parietal cortices. The prefrontal ...
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