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  • I sensed molecules active in my brain, moving along neural pathways.†   (source)
  • The answers on the back often included drawings—many of them lovely, Ophelia thought—in that case a drawing of the neural pathways of the eye.†   (source)
  • Just a cozy little incubator with nanobots, accelerants, and neural feeds.†   (source)
  • And what's more," the voice went on triumphantly, "the patient is both physically and neurally whole."†   (source)
  • But you've seen dogs with hurt feelings and Mike had several times as complex a neural network as a dog.†   (source)
  • Faster neural twitch response.†   (source)
  • "The only way to find out is to do the science," Gottschall says, reasonably enough, and then announces that "the constant firing of our neurons in response to fictional stimuli strengthens and refines the neural pathways that lead to skillful navigation of life's problems" and that the studies show that therefore people who read a lot of novels have better social and empathetic abilities, are more skillful navigators, than those who don't.†   (source)
  • Jimmy found the place depressing, as did — it seemed — everyone there with any more neural capacity than a tulip.   (source)
  • She is studying the neural circuitry of romantic love.
  • Instead, my fingers encountered the plastic of a neural shunt socket.†   (source)
  • Now, what atrophying neural cistern in his brain did that come from?†   (source)
  • I knew the nerve-fire agony of a neural stunner and did not envy him.†   (source)
  • "Here," said Kassad, returning with two small neural stunners.†   (source)
  • "First we Ye got to get a mapper into your neural system," Cori said.†   (source)
  • These structures consist of basic neural circuits that have to exist in order to allow our brains to acquire higher languages.†   (source)
  • They had him hooked up to the neural-impulse monitor so they knew he wasn't lying; they must also have known that the question distressed him.†   (source)
  • "Only one of the most complex topics in the known universe," he sighed and looked longingly at his disconnected neural shunt and metacortex leads.†   (source)
  • Hierarchy could not exist among them, because they lacked the neural complexes that would have created it.†   (source)
  • I let myself fall to my right, the knife slicing air centimeters from my cheek, hitting pavement and rolling as I palmed the neural stunner and came up on one knee to meet the threat.†   (source)
  • Three pantiless waitresses from a pleebland no-touching nookie bar — they threw that in for fun, and it did cause a waver on the neural monitor, unnatural if it hadn't, and smiles and chuckles all round.†   (source)
  • Helenda has seen to it that I have been so fitted: biomonitors, sensory extenders, and internal comlog, neural shunts, kickers, metacortex processors, blood chips, RNA tapeworms...my mother wouldn't have recognized my insides.†   (source)
  • I also felt the surge as his hand found the neural shunt, the white-light warmth of the surge to the Schrn loop as everything Johnny Keats ever was or would be exploded into me; almost, almost it was like his orgasm inside me two nights earlier, the surge and throb and sudden warmth and stillness after, with the echo of sensation there.†   (source)
  • And what is the connection between Us and Them, how many bundled links do we find in the neural labyrinth?†   (source)
  • Something like a neural net.†   (source)
  • He didn't say anything about this because he didn't understand it, the stark sort of shudder, the leveling out, the sense of knowing he was headed into remote Sonoran waste, where the interplay of terrain and weapons was a kind of neural process remapped in the world, a hollow sort of craving lifted out of the brain stem, or wherever, and painted over with words and sky and diamondback desert.†   (source)
  • They kept hooking hardware into him—decision-action boxes to let him boss other computers, bank on bank of additional memories, more banks of associational neural nets, another tubful of twelve-digit random numbers, a greatly augmented temporary memory.†   (source)
  • I only agreed to look into this case because I'm doing a special study of this type of neural retardation.†   (source)
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