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  • How do Neurons Speak to Each Other?

    How do Neurons Speak to Each Other?0

    Human brains can solve sophisticated tasks within milliseconds, much faster than the fastest modern computers. But how can the brain be so quick? The secret of fast signals and image processing depends on coding and decoding rules. The construction of the brain’s software is the subject of an ongoing debate in neuroscience.

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  • In Alzheimer’s Disease, Faulty Tau Spreads Rapidly But Is Not Toxic at First

    In Alzheimer’s Disease, Faulty Tau Spreads Rapidly But Is Not Toxic at First0

    The accumulation of misfolded tau proteins in the brain is one hallmark of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Researchers at the University of Southampton, UK, have found that these proteins spontaneously form aggregates that spread from neuron to neuron but do not lead to immediate toxicity. Tau proteins are abundant in the central nervous system and have

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  • Paper or Audio? It’s All the Same to your Brain. End of Story

    Paper or Audio? It’s All the Same to your Brain. End of Story0

    The brain processes words in a similar manner, whether you are reading a book or listening to an audiobook. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, drew an interactive map of the human brain that shows which regions are activated in response to a story. The participants of the study were asked to listen to

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  • Two Steps to Self-Control

    Two Steps to Self-Control0

    How many times have you told yourself that you don’t need that piece of cake? Still, you end up succumbing to that sweet pile of sugar. The goods news are: you can teach your brain some self-control.

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  • Mind-blowing Brain Cases: The Woman With Half A Brain

    Mind-blowing Brain Cases: The Woman With Half A Brain4

    This time in Mind-blowing Brain Cases: The Dizzy Mother The human brain has been described as ‘the most complex thing we have yet discovered in the universe’. In this series neuroscientist Elisabeth Buhl Thubron takes a closer look at intriguing brain cases that revolutionised the field. Some led to new theories, others to popular brain myths or even more

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  • How Liked And Disliked Music Influence Our Brain

    How Liked And Disliked Music Influence Our Brain0

    Brain imaging explains the power of music. We all know that listening to music that we like is uplifting. It makes us detach temporarily from everyday concerns and helps us relax. If we listen to our favorite song, memories flood our brain and emotions take hold of our body. Music we dislike (even without being

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