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Interview with Nobel Prize Winning Neuroscientist Prof. Eric Kandel

Eric R. Kandel, M.D., is University Professor and Fred Kavli Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University; and Senior Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science and Co-Director of the Mortimer B. 1,174 more words

Futurism

Ultrasound Fires Up the Auditory Cortex - Even Though Animals Can't Hear It

June 20, 2018

Hubert Lim and Co help to identify ‘warning label’ for ultrasound use in attempted brain activity manipulation.  2 Studies show that ultrasound activates the brain through auditory response, not just specifically targeted neurons.

The Scientist

Bioelectronic Medicine

Neuronal Behaviour in Learning and Memory May Be Influenced by Glial Cells

Are neurons all they’re cracked up to be?

For decades, we have believed the neuron to be the king of all cells.

Neurons are grown at a rate of 250,000 cells per minute in utero, culminating in a fully grown brain with 100 billion neurons, and over 100 trillion neuronal connections. 769 more words

New Science

Science Says: Our Aging Brains are Active, Agile, and Resourceful

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Each morning, I wake up feeling good: clear-headed, energetic, eager to learn, eager to think.  I may not be poised to break new scientific or artistic ground—I never was—but my thinking seems as good as ever.  1,088 more words

Letters On Aging

Maximal strength

WHAT IS MAXIMAL STRENGTH AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Maximal strength refers to the maximum amount of force that can be exerted by the neuromuscular system during a contraction. 405 more words

Your Brain— 10 Basic Facts (in the light of Buddhism)

  1. Your brain is three pounds of tofu-like tissue containing 1.1 trillion cells, including 100 billion neurons. On average, each neuron receives about five thousand connections, called…
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Mind, Brain And Consciousness

The Brain through the Eyes of an Artist and Scientist

“Like the entomologist in search of colorful butterflies, my attention has chased in the gardens of the grey matter cells with delicate and elegant shapes, the mysterious butterflies of the soul, whose beating of wings may one day reveal to us the secrets of the mind.” 294 more words

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