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morning cram [mind taking edition]

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“Doctors have been using ECoG since the 1950s to figure out which area of the brain is causing seizures in people with severe epilepsy. . . . ECoG also can be used to control robotic arms, study how the brain produces speech and even decode thoughts.”

NPR reports on the special software that makes it possible.

KENTUCKY ~ Roads reopen after flooding. Transportation officials gather in Paducah to talk about the Panama Canal. Governor Beshear explains why he didn’t go to Fort Campbell when President Obama was there; says President understands. The National Horse Show says goodbye to Manhattan, hello to Lexington.  Louisville-based Presbyterian church allows gay clergy, western KY division still opposed. MSU and Coach Billy Kennedy renew their contract for another year.

TENNESSEE ~ Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools need more money, ask for property tax increase. Restricted bargaining bill for teachers gains more ground in the House.

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Written by Angela Hatton

May 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

Posted in The Morning Cram