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Old people can produce as many new brain cells as teenagers

“Old age may have its downsides, but losing the ability to grow new brain cells isn’t one: healthy people in their seventies seem to produce just as many new neurons as teenagers. The discovery overturns a decades-old theory about how … Continue reading

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An advanced brain-machine interface enables patients to control individual nerve cells deep inside their own brain (Scientific American Mind)

“…Most of the time the search turned up empty-handed, although sometimes we would come upon neurons that responded to categories of objects, such as animals, outdoor scenes or faces in general. But a few neurons were much more discerning. One … Continue reading

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