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Sense of direction hard-wired into brain

First suggested by 18th century philosopher Immanuel Kant, University College scientists now have empirical evidence for the theory that a pre-wired spatial framework exists in mammalian brains. The new findings may help researchers in fields as diverse as neurology, robotics and artificial intelligence. Published in the journal Science, the new study reveals that the brain’s […]

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Blood Could Be Integral Part Of Brain’s Processing Power

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology believe that blood may actually help us think, in addition to its well-known role as the conveyor of fuel and oxygen to brain cells. “We hypothesize that blood actively modulates how neurons process information,” explained MIT’s Christopher Moore. Writing in the Journal of Neurophysiology, he noted that many […]

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