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Scratch off the appetizers and entrees that are most like dishes you’ve seen in many other restaurants, because they represent this one at its most dutiful, conservative and profit-minded. The chef’s heart isn’t in them.

Scratch off the dishes that look the most aggressively fanciful. The chef’s vanity — possibly too much of it — spawned these.

Prefrontal Tuberculoma (1933) (via WellcomeFilm) via MindHacks

From a medical films archive, this is a video of a neurosurgery circa 1933 to remove a tumor. Well worth the 8 minutes it takes to watch.

Tasting the light | SciAm

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Seiple works with four patients who train with the BrainPort once a week and notes that his patients have learned how to quickly find doorways and elevator buttons, read letters and numbers, and pick out cups and forks at the dinner table without having to fumble around. “At first, I was amazed at what the device could do,” he said. “One guy started to cry when he saw his first letter.”

Tasting the light | SciAm