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Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual
Science & Tech  (tags: study, research, brain, bilingual, mother tongue, health, discovery, humans, science, society, world )

Lone
- 2 days ago - consumer.healthday.com
Some people's brains seem pre-wired to acquire a second language, new research suggests. But anyone who tries to move beyond their mother tongue will likely gain a brain boost, the small study finds.
FINDING "LOST" LANGUAGES IN THE BRAIN
Science & Tech  (tags: languages, brain, sounds, discovery, humans, research, science, society, study )

Lone
- 9 days ago - mcgill.ca
The infant brain forms representations of language sounds, but we wanted to see whether the brain maintains these representations later in life even if the person is no longer exposed to the language,
More Etymological Maps of the Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, society, science, research, medicine, interesting, humans, health, etymological map, brain )

Darren
- 39 days ago - blogs.discovermagazine.com
By popular demand, here are some more etymological maps of the brain - images illustrating what the names of the parts of the brain actually mean.
Turning Back the Brain's Clock
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, plasticity, research, science, protein, inhibitors )

Roger
- 54 days ago - the-scientist.com
The brain's ability to make new neural connections can be restored in mice by blocking a protein that normally acts as a natural brake on neuroplasticity
Consciousness May Continue Even After Death, Scientists Believe
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, Body-Mind-Spirit, study, research, humans, humans, discovery, consciousness, death, near-death experiences, awareness, brain )

Darren
- 73 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Have scientists proved there is life after death? Research into 'near-death' experiences reveals awareness may continue even after the brain has shut down.
Brain's "Inner GPS" Wins Nobel
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, gps, cells, Nobel Prize, discovery, medicine )

Roger
- 74 days ago - the-scientist.com
John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard Moser have won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain."
Journey Through the Brain: MIT Neurotech
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, scientists, science, research, news, interesting, humans, environment, brain, MIT Neurotech, neurotechnologies, Neuroscience, understanding )

Darren
- 85 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
Editor's note: This is the first installment in a series about emerging neurotechnologies. Join a pilot class of 12 PhD students at MIT as we explore how neuroscience is revolutionizing our understanding of the brain.
Beauty in Math and Art Activate Same Brain Area
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, science, research, humans, interesting, environment, discovery, beauty, mathematics, art, brain )

Darren
- 99 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Mathematicians have long likened the experience of mathematical beauty to that of visual and musical beauty. Now scientists in England and Scotland have determined that despite the abstract nature of mathematics, mathematical beauty is linked to activity
Postage-Stamp Size 'Neurosynaptic' Computer Chip Mimics the Human Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, IBM, cerebral cortex, brain, computer chip )

Robert
- 133 days ago - rawstory.com
Researchers Thursday unveiled a powerful new postage-stamp size chip delivering supercomputer performance using a process that mimics the human brain.
The Difficult Task of Reading the Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, technology, brain, fMRI )

Ray
- 229 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Neuroscience is a fast growing and popular field, but despite advances, when an area of the brain 'lights up" it does not tell us as much as we'd like about the inner workings of the mind.
Language, Brain and Neuroscience
Science & Tech  (tags: language, neuroscience, children, brain, humans, medicine, investigation, science, interesting, research )

Alejandro
- 251 days ago - floatingpenguin.co.uk
Dr Jonathan O'Muircheartaigh, from King's College London, recommends initiating children in languages before the age of four when brain development is strongest. Read more at http://floatingpenguin.co.uk/news-and-free-resourc es.php
'Minicomputers' Live Inside the Human Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, neurology, computers )

Freya
- 414 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The brain may be an even more powerful computer than before thought -- microscopic branches of brain cells that were once thought to basically serve as mere wiring may actually behave as minicomputers, researchers say.
Is 'Numerosity' Humans' Sixth Sense?
Science & Tech  (tags: Brain, discovery, health, humans, investigation, medicine, NewTechnology, research, scientists, study, technology )

Kit
- 469 days ago - livescience.com
Whether it's determining the number of ships on the horizon or the number of cookies in a jar, the human brain has a "map" for perceiving numbers, new research shows.
Some See Brain Project as Cultural Apollo of Our Time
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, mind, research )

Freya
- 483 days ago - nbcnews.com
This spring, President Obama announced what could be this generation's defining national science effort -- an ambitious mission to map the human brain. In its size and scope, the project could claim a place in human culture on par with previous landmarks..
Hyperactive Brain May Create "Near Death" Visions
Science & Tech  (tags: biology, brain, near death visions, study, news, interesting )

Giana
- 491 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
A new study shows that even after cardiac arrest, the brain keeps on going.
 

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