A. These breakthroughs have led to the discovery that our memories reside in specific clusters of brain cells.
B. Whatever shape they take, our memories help define who we are and what it means to be human.
C. Scientists are exploring how people store and retrieve memories as they move through a virtual reality environment.
D. While scholars have been musing on memory since the time of Socrates, new tech has helped today’s scientists learn much more about the neural and biological machinery behind our recollections.
E. Some others are studying how emotions like fear are encoded in the brain, as well as the circuitry that controls what we’re afraid of.
A. Anatomy professors are perhaps the extreme end of this relationship, yet their kinship to the cadavers remain.
B. Doctors invade the body in every way imaginable. They see people at their most vulnerable, their most sacred, their most private.
C. It is not a simple evil, however. All of medicine, not just cadaver dissection, trespasses into sacred spheres.
D. By the same token, the most profound human suffering becomes a mere pedagogical tool.
E. They usher them into the world, and then back out. Seeing the body as a matter and mechanism is the flip side to easing the most profound human suffering.
*Mark the Superfluous Sentence*
a) Since the beginning of sport competition, athletes have sought to acquire the skills and knowledge of sport in order to become ‘champions’.
b) At first, an intense conscious effort and attention are necessary to learn every nuance of technique and timing.
c) The experience of athletes, whatever their innate gifts, is only to be acquired by years of dedicated practice and training.
d) But at some point basic skills and their neural representation become so ingrained in the nervous system as to be almost second nature, no longer in need of conscious effort or decision.
e) One level of brain activity may be working automatically, while another, the conscious level, is fashioning a perception of time, a perception which is elastic and can be compressed or expanded.
Never question the ability of a dreamer to leave his mark on the sky.