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Scientists show universality in the brain evolution

( -- Scientists have uncovered a self-organizing biological principle in the brains of three very different, genetically diverse mammals -- but in all three they found the same mathematically precise "pinwheel" ...

dateNov 04, 2010 in Evolution
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If only a robot could be more like a cockroach

Studies have indicated that insects rely on their brains to respond to what they feel and see. But for the first time, researchers have shown a direct link between neurons at the center of an insect brain and changes in behavior. ...

dateMay 06, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Video camera that records at the speed of thought

( -- European researchers who created an ultra-fast, extremely high-resolution video camera have enabled dozens of medical applications, including one scenario that can record 'thought' processes travelling along ...

dateOct 12, 2009 in Engineering
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How Do We Perceive Art?

( -- Neuroscientists at the University of Leicester are to work with a renowned international artist in order to gain new insights into perception.

dateSep 14, 2009 in Other
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Researchers generate functional neurons from somatic cells

In a new study, researchers were able to generate functionally mature motor neurons from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, which are engineered from adult somatic cells and can differentiate into most other cell types. ...

dateFeb 24, 2009 in
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Researchers shake up scientific theory on motor protein

( -- An international team of scientists led by the University of Leeds has shed new light on the little-understood motor protein called dynein, thought to be involved in progressive neurological disorders such ...

dateFeb 05, 2009 in
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