SYLAR (mmm_brainz) wrote in little_details,
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Superpowers in accordance to the brain

I don't THINK this has ever been explored before, according to tags, but... well.

I've done my fair share of Googling and Wikipedia-ing (is that a verb? It is now) about this topic, but it's a hard one to figure out solely on the internet... I'm curious, though, and the character in mind would most certainly know the answer to the topic.

I play Sylar, from the television series Heroes, in a few roleplaying communities. For those who haven't seen the show before, it's all about superheroes, blah blah blah, and Sylar has the power of intuitive aptitude - he understands how things work. He was a watchmaker, to be precise, and I'm assuming his power is limited to mechanical, logical things.

At any rate, he's a serial killer, and takes on other people's powers by cutting open their skulls and - still to be disputed, but this is how I play him - studying the brain. Some people say he picks up the powers through ingestion, but I think he uses his own power to understand others'.

Basically, I'm wondering what people think as to where the evolved humans' powers would be located in the brain. Would it differ, from person to person? Would it be localized in a particular section of the brain? The cerebrocerebellum controls actions, I believe I read somewhere - correct me if I'm wrong - and is located on the lateral sides of the hemisphere of the brain, which could be one possible location of the powers, but mostly I just wanted to see what y'all were thinking XD Some people think it's localized in one area, some people think it's all throughout the brain, perhaps why Sylar tends to pick up other subtle personality traits as the show goes on, but I figured I'd get opinions on the matter.
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