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Matisse was a neuroscientist
“Modern art is an explosion of colors, smooth lines, flat portraits — and it turns out, neuroscience. It also once triggered some strong psychology” (04/14/2012)

Groundbreaking Brain Injection For Parkinson’s Disease Brings Fresh Hope To Sufferers
“A brand new form of ‘gene therapy’ for Parkinson’s disease has excited experts today, after it was revealed that it could revolutionise the way the neurodegenerative disease is treated.” (04/12/2012)

UW work helps pinpoint autism indicator in infants’ brains
“In what appears to be the earliest biomarker for autism, researchers at the University of Washington and other study sites found differences in brain “wiring” of children just 6 months old.” (04/14/2012)

Researchers Map Brain Regions Linked to Intelligence
“Study of head injury patients helps identify regions involved in thinking abilities” (04/13/2012)

Personality Traits Correlate With Brain Activity
“Patterns of brain activity reflect our character” (04/14/2012)

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