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Super sense of smell not innate

World-class "noses" in the perfume and wine business are not born with an outsized sense of smell but acquire it through years of professional sniffing, according to new research.

dateMar 09, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Functional boost for magnetic resonance imaging

Over the last few years, researchers have used a type of brain scanning, known as functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI, to help them map changes in blood flow in the brain and to correlate this with thoughts and behavior. ...

dateJan 18, 2011 in Medical research
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'Brain maps' track how humans reach

(PhysOrg.com) -- A ballet dancer grasps her partner's hand to connect for a pas de deux. Later that night, in the dark, she reaches for her calf to massage a sore spot. Her brain is using different "maps" to plan for each ...

dateDec 03, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Neural networks mapped in dementia patients

Different types of dementia show dissimilar changes in brain activity. A network mapping technique described in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience has been applied to EEG data obtained from patients with Alzheimer's diseas ...

dateAug 20, 2009 in Neuroscience
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