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The living fossils of brain evolution

(Phys.org) -- In the course of its evolution, the architecture of the mouse brain may have barely changed. Similar to the tiny ancestors of modern mammals that lived about 80 million years ago, nerve cells ...

May 23, 2012
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NeuroImage: Multiplexing in the visual brain

Imagine sitting in a train at the railway station looking outside: Without analyzing the relative motion of object contours across many different locations at the same time, it is often difficult to decide ...

Mar 24, 2011
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Parts of brain can switch functions: study

(PhysOrg.com) -- When your brain encounters sensory stimuli, such as the scent of your morning coffee or the sound of a honking car, that input gets shuttled to the appropriate brain region for analysis. The ...

Feb 28, 2011
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Scientists show universality in the brain evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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 ...

Nov 04, 2010
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Obedient sensory neurons

Using monkey electrophysiology, Dr. Koida and Dr. Komatsu (Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan) found that task demand altered the response of the inferior temporal neurons.

Oct 26, 2010
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Research discovers how the deaf have super vision

Deaf or blind people often report enhanced abilities in their remaining senses, but up until now, no one has explained how and why that could be. Researchers at The University of Western Ontario, led by Stephen Lomber of ...

Oct 10, 2010
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