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If you imagine each synapse as a door to another room....

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Brain tissue is a problem, but new brain pathways do spring up. Also, the current research seems to indicate that music thinking is a precursor to language, so it’s deeply embedded.

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My connectome, and I

As an amateur in the field of connectomics, I would like to share my thoughts on this topic and I am sorry to say, it is quite grey. 294 more words

Human neuron transplants treat spinal cord injury in mice.

Recent mouse studies have demonstrated that transplants of neurons may be effective treatments for neuropathic pain, epilepsy, and even Parkinson’s disease. The new study – published Sept. 93 more words


Thinking in Circles

Somewhere I once visited. Our world is crazy. This art world gives me peace. 10 more words


Stimulating neurons could protect against brain damage.

A breakthrough in understanding how brain damage spreads — and how it could potentially be limited — has been made through a collaboration between neuroscientists and engineers at the Universities of Dundee and Strathclyde. 59 more words


Glutamate plays previously unknown role in neuromuscular development.

For decades, scientists thought acetylcholine was the only neurotransmitter responsible for controlling how muscles and nerves are wired together during development. Turns out, they were wrong. 171 more words


LEARN #1 - week 115 of my PhD

Good Morning world! Here is the first edition of LEARN, your favourite weekly blog series from now on! This is the recap of what I have learnt last week: 705 more words

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