Why are the brain's nerve cells organized into modules?

Scientists have found that the outer cortex of the mammalian brain is able to maintain control over all the external inputs it receives because of how its nerve networks are organized into interconnected but independently ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers to probe brain mechanisms behind free will

Picture this scenario: You and a friend are walking around your neighborhood when you stop at a crosswalk. As you wait, the noises of the world and your internal thoughts all vie for your attention. Suddenly, you see a motorist ...


The role of the bilateral motor cortices in speech perception

Understanding how the motor cortex is involved in active inference of speech perception and decisions is important to understanding human language intelligence, which may inspire the next generation of AI. However, three ...

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