Neymar’s brain on auto-pilot
Brazilian superstar Neymar’s brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 per cent the level of amateur players, suggesting he plays as if on auto-pilot, according to Japanese neurologists.
Results of brain scans conducted on Neymar indicate minimal cerebral function when he rotates his ankle and point to the Barcelona striker’s wizardry being uncannily natural.
"From MRI images, we discovered Neymar’s brain activity to be less than 10 per cent of an amateur player," researcher Eiichi Naito said on Friday.
"It is possible genetics is a factor, aided by the type of training he does."
The findings were published in the Swiss journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience following a series of motor skills tests carried out on the 22-year-old Neymar and several other athletes in Barcelona in February.
(Image: Sergio Moraes / REUTERS)
Pictured above is the world’s largest indoor farm illuminated by LEDs, which opened this month in Japan. Inside, 18 cultivation racks reach 15 levels high, and are outfitted with 17,500 GE LED light fixtures developed specifically for this facility. The indoor farm can grow lettuce two-and-a-half times faster than an outdoor farm, and is already producing 10,000 heads of it per day. Read more about this breakthrough in modern farming at GE Reports.
Can you imagine showing this to a farmer who was alive and planting just 50 years ago? They’d think we were space aliens.
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A reminder-this painting’s going to be on display this weekend (July 25-27) at the Newport Antiques Show, in case anyone wants to go see it in person!
Read more about this portrait of Thomas Howland and his life here!