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Familiar music could help people with brain damage
Listening to a favourite song might boost the brain’s ability to respond to other stimuli in people with disorders of consciousness.
How To Learn in Your Sleep
Subjects trained to sniff pleasant smells while asleep retain the conditioning when they wake up.
Genome of Ancient Denisovans May Help Clarify Human Evolution
New technology enabled scientists to obtain a high-precision genetic sequencing of the extinct Denisovan people, a relative of humans.
Alzheimer’s Triggered by “Type Three Diabetes”
An unhealthy diet could lead to Alzheimer’s disease by triggering a form of insulin resistance dubbed “type three diabetes”, scientists claim.
Neuroscience Of 20-Somethings: ‘Emerging Adults’ Show Brain Differences
“The brain, once thought to be fully grown after puberty, is still evolving into its adult shape well into a person’s third decade.” Article reports on brain research in young adults.
Neuroscientist Turns Brain Waves Into Music
Columbia University scientist David Sulzer uses a computer to translate the spontaneous patterns of his brain waves into music.