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White Matter Might Matter Much More than We Thought

Source: The Guardian

Changes in the brain's myelin distribution might be a hitherto unrecognized form of neuronal plasticity.

Brain Mapping

Source: MIT Technology Review

A new map, a decade in the works, shows structures of the brain in far greater detail than ever before, providing neuroscientists with a guide to its immense complexity.

Education May Help Insulate the Brain Against Traumatic Injury

Source: NPR Shots Blog

Findings from a new suggest that people with more education are better able to recover from traumatic brain injury.

Regrown Nerves Boost Bionic Ears

Source: Nature

Gene therapy aids performance of cochlear implants in guinea pigs.

How Going to Space Can Mess With the Astronaut Brain

Source: The Atlantic

A new study finds that deep-space travel could warp reaction time.

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