I've noticed that many of my blog posts here haven't got as much attention as they have when transferred to a new blog: The Elements of Life. Therefore, I have decided to abandon this blog and transfer to that one for posts about the brain, neuroscience, and biology as a whole.
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I'll take a short break from news about the brain, just to explore the wonders of learning and memory in the brain, and the sheer beauty of plasticity. Neurons in the brain are constantly changing, making new connections, as we interpret new information or seek to recollect older ones stored in our memory.
The complexities of the brain are vast in number, and many of the problems unsolvable. But recently, the field of electronics is slowly starting to merge with brain research. Theodore Berger, a researcher at USC, envisions a world in the future when a patient with severe memory loss can get help from an ... (more)