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Understanding how the brain learns, functions and stays healthy.
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How mapping neurons could reveal how experiences affect mental wiring (Wired UK)

How mapping neurons could reveal how experiences affect mental wiring (Wired UK) | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

"Studying an object as complex as the brain may seem almost futile. The brain's billions of neurons resemble trees of many species and come in many fantastic shapes. Only the most determined explorers can hope to capture a glimpse of this forest's interior, and even they see little, and see it poorly. It's no wonder that the brain remains an enigma. My audience was curious about brains that malfunction or excel, but even the humdrum lacks explanation. Every day we recall the past, perceive the present, and imagine the future. How do our brains accomplish these feats? It's safe to say that nobody really knows."

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The Human Connectome Project: Creating a complete roadmap of the brain - video

The Human Connectome Project: Creating a complete roadmap of the brain  - video | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Drawing inspiration from the Human Genome Project, neuroscientists in the US want to map all the neural pathways in the human brain, revealing for the first time the physical structure of individual memories and even the faulty wiring that may underlie some psychiatric conditions. (Video)

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