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Understanding children’s mirror writing

Spontaneous mirror writing by both left- and right-handed children has long remained a mystery. Recent studies of brain processing and writing have led to an unexpected explanation.
Vinyl records and cassette tapes, the parties that went with them, and other hedonistic pleasures from our youth can form a big part of our identity years later. from www.shutterstock.com

Why we remember our youth as one big hedonistic party

Memories of our carefree youth help form our identity today. But memories are selective. So, were we really as wild as we think we were?
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Deep learning and neural networks

Born in the 1950s, the concept of an artificial neural network has progressed considerably. Today, known as "deep learning", its uses have expanded to many areas, including finance.
Glioblastomas are often resistant to the one type of drug that breaks the blood-brain barrier. HealthHub

Glioblastoma: why these brain cancers are so difficult to treat

Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that has a very poor prognosis. Despite the current best therapies half its sufferers survive for 15 months and less than 5% are alive after 5 years.
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Tricking the brain: how magic works

Pretty much all of our perception is an illusion, whether we’re walking down the street or attempting to decode the latest card trick.

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