Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Mouse-brain maps

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that scientists, working under a grant from multi-zillionaire Paul Allen, have developed a "map" of a mouse's brain.

This is very cool.

I need a copy, pronto. I'm pretty damn good at reading circuit diagrams, and I could make use of the "map."

Granted, the mousie-mind is probably more highly developed than mine. After all, the little rodents seem, in general, pretty contented with their lot. When was the last time you saw one in a bad mood?

Be that as it may, I might be able to figure out, with careful study, which wires I could snip to right my mental ship. Perhaps all it would take is bypassing a processing-unit or two, adding a resistor to a line where the wires overheat.

Certainly, there are some burned-out components, and a few unused networking and command-and-control modules that could profitably be yanked out.

It surely wouldn't hurt to use a mouse-brain map to make essential repairs to the old noggin. I might actually be able to improve the design a bit.

And what could possibly go wrong? I might be more useful to society if I spent my days propelling a wheel. At worst, I already have an affinity for cheese.

6 comments:

emd said...

Hmmm...or...possibly, you *could* get a good gig with the Disney folks...

MrScribbler said...

I already worked for them once, emd. I'd have to be goofy to go back....

Interested said...

And the significance of this is??? Reminds me of the $$$ he gov spent on researching the effects of cow farts on the atmosphere.

MrScribbler said...

It beats the heck out of studying mouse farts and cow brains, Int!

Anonymous said...

MrScribbler!! I loved this entry. Mousie brain indeed,lol. ((hugs)) from Sunny. I don't think I'll hang around in JS Land for long tonight.

MrScribbler said...

I'm certainly happy you hung around here, Sunny....