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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 ...

dateFeb 28, 2011 in Neuroscience
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New Features Found in Einstein's Brain

(PhysOrg.com) -- When one thinks of Einstein, it is natural to assume that obviously his brain differed from that of the average person. And, ever since Thomas Harvey, a pathologist in Princeton, removed Einste ...

dateApr 21, 2009 in Medical research weblog
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Adult brain can change within seconds

(PhysOrg.com) -- The human brain can adapt to changing demands even in adulthood, but MIT neuroscientists have now found evidence of it changing with unsuspected speed. Their findings suggest that the brain has a network ...

dateJul 14, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Uncorrelated activity in the brain

Interconnected networks of neurons process information and give rise to perception by communicating with one another via small electrical impulses known as action potentials. In the past, scientists believed that adjacent ...

dateJan 28, 2010 in Neuroscience
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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 ...

dateMay 23, 2012 in Evolution
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Action video games improve vision

Video games that involve high levels of action, such as first-person-shooter games, increase a player's real-world vision, according to research in today's Nature Neuroscience.

dateMar 29, 2009 in Neuroscience
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