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Shared brain activity predicts audience preferences

Source: The Guardian

Similarities in the brain responses of small groups of people may predict the popularity of a product within the wider population.

Kids with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders Show Brain Wiring Differences

Source: University of California San Francisco

UCSF Study Builds on its Groundbreaking Research Showing Children with SPD Have Measureable Brain Differences

More Evidence That Sugar May Be Bad For The Brain

Source: Forbes

A new study suggests that sugar-sweetened beverages may be harmful to the brain – especially the developing brain.

Watch 80,000 Neurons Fire in the Brain of a Fish

Source: WIRED

In a new study, scientists tracked the activity of 80 percent of the neurons in the brain of a baby zebrafish as the animal responds to what it sees.

Autism Gene Affects Brain Function Early in Development

Source: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

Mutations in a gene linked to intellectual disability and sometimes autism may lead to a permanent boost in brain activity, according to a study.

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