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Chimp study shows evidence of synaesthesia

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the never-ending struggle to understand how the human brain works, all manner of experiments are dreamed up and carried out. In one new one, for example, researchers in Japan have been ...

Dec 06, 2011 report
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Alzheimer's Gene Alters Brain Function in Young Adults

(PhysOrg.com) -- The gene most closely linked to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease affects brain activity in young adults -- much earlier in life than previously reported -- according to researchers at Duke ...

Sep 10, 2009
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Trial and error: The brain learns from mistakes

In the developing brain, countless nerve connections are made which turn out to be inappropriate and as a result must eventually be removed. The process of establishing a neuronal network does not always prove ...

Feb 08, 2011
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Mental maturity scan tracks brain development

(PhysOrg.com) -- Five minutes in a scanner can reveal how far a child's brain has come along the path from childhood to maturity and potentially shed light on a range of psychological and developmental disorders, ...

Sep 09, 2010
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