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Some neurons respond to singing but not other music

Mar 17, 2022 by

Neuroscientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have identified a population of neurons in the human brain that light up when we hear singing, but not other types of music. The neurons, which are in the auditory cortex, appear to...

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Newborn neurons in adults may help us adapt

Mar 27, 2015 by

In a recent review article in “Trends in Cognitive Sciences,” two researchers wrote about the influence that new neurons in the adult hippocampus have on helping us adapt to our environment....

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Breast cancer cells disguised as neurons spread to brain

Feb 14, 2014 by

Breast cancer cells are “cellular chameleons” because they masquerade as neurons by assuming similar properties to those found in the brain....

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New technology regenerates functional neurons

Jan 6, 2014 by

Scientists have developed a technology to regenerate functional neurons after brain injury and Alzheimer’s. Using glial cells, scientists have regenerated healthy, functional neurons. This technology could eventually help people with TBIs, stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131219130740.htm...

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Growth can be restored in neurons stunted by autism gene

Oct 29, 2013 by

Researchers at Brown University not only traced autism to specific molecular and cellular consequences, but they also figured out how to restore proper growth of neurons....

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How the brain ages

Sep 14, 2012 by

There’s a new discovery in how the brain ages. Apparently, aging in neurons is much like that of the cells that divide in the skin to repair wounds. Essentially, damaged neurons damage and spoil the intact cells around them....

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