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Landmark study on neural circuits shows that “cells that fire together wire together,” refining the popular “Use it or lose it”

– A net­work of neu­rons recon­struct­ed with large-scale elec­tron microscopy. Cred­it: Clay Reid, Allen Insti­tute; Wei-Chung Lee, Har­vard Med­ical School; Sam Inger­soll, graph­ic artist.

Research on largest net­work of cor­ti­cal neu­rons to date pro­filed (Med­ical Xpress):

Even the sim­plest net­works of neu­rons in the brain are com­posed of mil­lions of con­nec­tions, and exam­in­ing these vast net­works is crit­i­cal to under­stand­ing how the brain works. An inter­na­tion­al team of researchers Read the rest of this entry »

Connecting the (Brain) Dots: Understanding Brain Functional Networks

A sta­tis­ti­cal mod­el of the net­work of con­nec­tions between brain regions (Kurzweil):

- “Researchers at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cam­bridge have devel­oped a sim­ple math­e­mat­i­cal mod­el of the brain which pro­vides a remark­ably com­plete sta­tis­ti­cal account of the com­plex web of con­nec­tions between var­i­ous brain regions.” Read the rest of this entry »

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