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Odors classified by networks of neurons

( -- Scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI), are unraveling how odors are processed by the brain. As they report in Nature, odors in the olfactory brain are classified into ...

dateMay 04, 2010 in Neuroscience
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New study shows brain's ability to reorganize

( -- Visually impaired people appear to be fearless, navigating busy sidewalks and crosswalks, safely finding their way using nothing more than a cane as a guide. The reason they can do this, researchers suggest, ...

dateNov 18, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Mobile microscopes illuminate the brain

( -- By building a tiny microscope small enough to be carried around on a rats' head, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany, have found a way to study the complex ...

dateNov 03, 2009 in Other
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Phantom limbs learn impossible tricks

( -- New research has shown that body images can be formed independently of external sensory inputs, and that the phantom limbs of amputees can be trained to carry out tasks that would be impossible for real limbs.

dateOct 28, 2009 in Neuroscience weblog
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Gentle touch may aid multiple sclerosis patients

( -- While gripping, lifting or manipulating an object such as drinking from a cup or placing a book on a shelf is usually easy for most, it can be challenging for those with neurological diseases such as multiple ...

dateOct 14, 2009 in Neuroscience
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