THE BRAIN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
Did you know you can rewire your brain? Neuroscientific research breakthroughs are revealing fascinating new truths about the malleability of our brains and thus, the malleability of ourselves as well.
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Bioengineer Kwabena Boahen's Neurogrid can simulate one million neurons and billions of synaptic connections. Boahen is working with other Stanford scientists to develop prosthetic limbs that would be controlled by a Neurogrid-like chip.
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One of the greatest challenges in neuroscience is to identify the map of connections between neurons. In a landmark paper published in PNAS, the EPFL's Blue Brain Project (BBP) has identified key principles that determine synapse-scale connectivity b...
You are not who you think you are. Your personality and identity is significantly more malleable than you realize. With a few simple tricks, you can exploit your brain's innate functionality to change just about anything about yourself.
The mirror neurons were proved to be the ones we use to learn and even change our way of feeling from what we see. They were discovered by mistake in an experiment with a monkey. Ro: neuroni oglinda
You've heard the expression "practice makes perfect" a million times, and you've probably read Malcolm Gladwell's popular "10,000 hours" theory. But how does practice actually affect the brain? What's going on in there when you're learning something ...
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The brain learns through changes in the strength of synapses -- the connections between neurons -- in response to stimuli. Now, researchers have found there is an optimal brain rhythm, or timing, for changing synaptic strength, and hence learning.
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Navigate the brain in a way that was never before possible; fly through major brain pathways, compare essential circuits, zoom into a region to explore the cells that comprise it, and the functions that depend on it.
People who meditate grow bigger brains than those who don't. Researchers at Harvard, Yale, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found the first evidence that meditation can alter the physical structure of our brains. Brain scans they co...
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A neuron. Credit: Sourav Banerjee