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Researchers use WWII code-breaking techniques to interpret brain data

Cracking the German Enigma code is considered to be one of the decisive factors that hastened Allied victory in World War II. Starting with clues derived from espionage, computer scientists ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Noise sens­it­iv­ity vis­ible in brain struc­tures

Recent functional studies conducted at the University of Helsinki and Aarhus University suggest that noise sensitivity, a trait describing attitudes towards noise and predicting noise annoyance, ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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Voices and emotions: the forehead is the key

Gestures and facial expressions betray our emotional state but what about our voices? How does simple intonation allow us to decode emotions – on the telephone, for example? By observing neuronal ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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Fold formation of the cerebral cortex requires FGF signaling in the mammalian brain

The cerebral cortex is particularly important in higher brain functions. The cerebral cortex of higher animals, including humans, has many folds, called the gyrus (Figure 1). Because of the ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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Stuttering: Stop signals in the brain disturb speech flow

One per cent of adults and five per cent of children are unable to achieve what most of us take for granted—speaking fluently. Instead, they struggle with words, often repeating the beginning ...

Tue 12 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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Selecting sounds: How the brain knows what to listen to

How is it that we are able—without any noticeable effort—to listen to a friend talk in a crowded café or follow the melody of a violin within an orchestra?

Mon 11 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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Presurgical imaging may predict whether epilepsy surgery will work

Surgery to remove a part of the brain to give relief to patients with epilepsy doesn't always result in complete seizure relief, but statisticians at Rice University have developed a method ...

Mon 11 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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Updated brain cell map connects various brain diseases to specific cell types

Researchers have developed new single-cell sequencing methods that could be used to map the cell origins of various brain disorders, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, schizophrenia and bipolar ...

Mon 11 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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New research links brain structure with hallucinations and musical aptitude

New research published in Schizophrenia Research conducted at the University of Liverpool links brain structure to an individual's likelihood of experiencing hallucinations and to their musical ...

Mon 11 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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Repairing the brain

Tue 12 Dec 17 from Phys.org (news wire)

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