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Brain connectivity may have sparked Einstein’s brilliance

A new analysis technique that compared Albert Einstein’s brain to others of the period shows the left and right cerebral hemispheres of the famous scientist’s brain were unusually well connected to each other. This connectivity may have contributed to his brilliance, according to Florida State University evolutionary anthropologist Dean Falk. Falk was part of a […]

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Brain Can Rewire Itself On-The-Fly




Researchers from the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) have for the first time described a mechanism called “dynamic connectivity,” in which neuronal circuits are rewired “on the fly” allowing stimuli to be more keenly sensed. The research, reported in Nature Neuroscience, explains why when we notice a scent, the brain can quickly […]




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Researchers Map Neuron Connections




Many neuroscientists and AI researchers believe that truly understanding how the brain works will be impossible until we can fathom how the billions of neurons are connected. Now, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies believe they have overcome a major hurdle to preparing such a map: identifying all of the connections to a […]




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