Researchers have long known that the brain links all kinds of new facts, related or not, when they are learned about the same time. Just as the taste of a cookie and tea can start a cascade of childhood memories, as in Proust, so a recalled bit of history homework can bring to mind a math problem — or a new dessert — from that same night.
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Emory University scientists studying teenagers listening to new music have discovered tell-tale brain responses that could help predict a song's commercial success.
A mind-blowing look at conjoined twins. Click here to read the entire artlcle. It's well worth the time.
Fascinating video from TED.com. Ed Boyden shows how, by inserting a light-sensitive algae gene into brain cells, he can selectively activate or de-activate specific neurons with fiber-optic implants.
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Steven Laureys, M.D., Ph.D., published this scientific paper in the May 13, 2011, edition of the journal Science. For a layman's interpretation of Laureys' identification of neural signals of consciousness in both healthy volunteers and in the minimally conscious, click here.
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