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A New Theory in Physics Claims to Solve the Mystery of Consciousness – Neuroscience News

Summary: Consciousness can not simply be reduced to neural activity alone, researchers say. A novel study reports the dynamics of consciousness may be understood by a newly developed conceptual and mathematical framework. Source: Bar-Ilan University How do 1.4 kg of brain tissue create thoughts, feelings, mental images, and an inner world? The ability of the …

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Researchers Create Most Realistic Computer Models of Brain Cells – Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers say they have created the most bio-realistic and complex computer models of individual brain cells. Source: Cedars Sinai Cedars-Sinai investigators have created the most bio-realistic and complex computer models of individual brain cells—in unparalleled quantity. Their research, published today in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Reports, details how these models could one day answer questions …

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Researchers Visualize the Intricate Branching of the Nervous System – Neuroscience News

Summary: Study reveals the molecular mechanism that allows neural networks to grow and branch out. Source: Yale Our nervous system is composed of billions of neurons that speak to one another through their axons and dendrites. When the human brain develops, these structures branch out in a beautifully intricate yet poorly understood way that allows …

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A Stable Gut Helps Elite Athletes Perform Better – Neuroscience News

Summary: Short-term high-protein diets were associated with gut microbial instability that appears to hinder elite athletes’ performances. Source: Anglia Ruskin University New research has found that microbial instability in the gut could hinder the performance of elite endurance athletes, and that short-term, high-protein diets are associated with this type of imbalance. Researchers from across the …

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Our Social Interactions Begin at a Young Age – Neuroscience News

Summary: Early social interactions allow children to learn quickly how to coordinate with each other’s behavior. Source: NCCR What do building pyramids, going to the moon, paddling a two-person canoe or dancing a waltz have in common? All these actions are the result of a common goal between multiple partners and leads to a mutual …

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