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'Brain on a chip' reveals how the brain folds: Physics and biology ... - Science Daily


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Our brains are wrinkled like walnuts by the time we are born. Babies born without these wrinkles -- called smooth brain syndrome -- suffer from severe developmental deficiencies and their life expectancy is markedly reduced. Now researchers have ...

Every experience that the brain perceives is unique - Medical Xpress


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The neurons in the prefrontal cortex will be active each time – just as if the experience was entirely new," explains study author Hugo Malagon-Vina from the Division of Cognitive Neurobiology at MedUni Vienna's Center for Brain Research. Potential ...

Predicting antisocial behaviour from the neurobiology of empathy - Medical Xpress


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Some of the neurobiological mechanisms underlying empathy have been uncovered with evidence for the involvement of the prefrontal cortex, anterior cingulate cortex, ventral tegmental area, thalamus and amygdala areas of the brain in controlling ...

The Loom: The Hobbit's Brain

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Science journalist Carl Zimmer summarizes the significance of the H. floresiensis discovery.

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