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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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Neuronal diversity makes a difference, study says

Much like snowflakes, no two neurons are exactly alike. But it's not the size or shape that sets one neuron apart from another, it's the way it responds to incoming stimuli. Carnegie Mellon University researchers have discovered ...

dateAug 29, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Crocs and fish key to human evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of scientists now know what may have helped fuel the evolution of the human brain two million years ago. Archeologists working in Kenya unearthed evidence that our human ancestors ate a wide variety ...

dateJun 01, 2010 in Archaeology & Fossils
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