The secret of the learning brain

As we learn, something must change in our brain to store the information. Precisely what it is that is changing, and how it does so, remains a mystery. PhD student Rémy Kusters investigated what happens, at the smallest ...

Oct 10, 2016
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How the brain responds to choices

Choices, it is commonly understood, lead to action—but how does this happen in the brain? Intuitively, we first make a choice between the options. For example, when approaching a yellow traffic light, we need to decide ...

Oct 07, 2016
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Does brain size really matter?

Brain size may matter. In the world's largest MRI study on brain size to date, USC researchers and their international colleagues identified seven genetic hotspots that regulate brain growth, memory and reasoning as well ...

Oct 06, 2016
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