Finished reading "Brain Bugs" - definitely recommend.

One of the things I've noticed with the brain books I read lately is how often they make comparisons to the way computers work -- I guess we've gotten to the point now where most readers are assumed to be familiar with computers and the internet, and such analogies actually clarify instead of confuse.

One example of that from "Brain Bugs":

"Key to the effective use of the information stored within our neural networks is the phenomenon of priming: any time the neurons representing a concept are activated they send a “heads-up” message to their partners. It is as if every time you visited a Web site your browser surreptitiously preloaded all the Web pages it links to into memory but did not display them, so as to anticipate what might happen next (it turns out that this feature, called prefetching, exists in some Web browsers)."
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