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Fly larva brain makes up for poor vision

The fly larva brain’s ability to process visual information can make up for low visual input. Researchers discovered that…

Biomarker for deadly brain tumour identified

Depleting the biomarker of one of the most lethal form of brain tumours in adults could prevent its progression and relapse…
Birdbrains or copycats: Aesop’s fable offers insight as to how children and birds think. 'Playingwithbrushes'

Fable or truth: are birds as brainy as children?

Humans are very good at innovating and it would seem reasonable to expect our children would be too. But a recent study questions these assumptions, suggesting young children’s ability to problem-solve…

Fatty foods slim down brain activity

Fat in food can reduce activity in several areas of the brain that are responsible for processing taste, aroma and reward…
New scanning technology may be able to measure blood flow in parts of the brain to translate the thoughts of completely paralysed and seemingly comatose patients. AAP

Completely paralysed may be able to ‘talk’ through scanner

Completely paralysed and seemingly comatose patients may eventually be able to have real-time conversations using scanning…

Where do you find love in the brain?

A new study has discovered that love and desire activate specific but related areas in the brain. Researchers analysed the…

New insight into brain cancer

The role of a tumour suppressor in brain cancer known as parkin has been uncovered and promises to shed light on why certain…

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