grandmother cell
 n.— «The brain would contain a separate neuron to recognize each and every object in the world. Neurobiologist Jerome Lettvin coined the term “grandmother cell” to parody this view, as it would mean that the brain contains a specific cell to recognize one’s own grandmother.» —“Jennifer Aniston strikes a nerve” by Roxanne Khamsi Nature.com June 22, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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