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Neuro-Synchronicity: Brain Networking Among Musicians

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March 24, 2013
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When musicians play, what is happening inside their brains? Scientists at Berlins Max Planck Institute for Human Development have discovered that while performing together, their neurological activity goes into a kind of synchronization mode - almost as though they were connected by a wireless network.


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Exercise Keeps Older Brains in Shape

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Deutsche Welle (Aug. 4, 2013) — A healthy brain just keeps getting better with age. That is the surprising discovery of Ernst Poeppel, a brain researcher in Munich. Vocabulary, verbal memory and spacial and associative reasoning reach peak performance between the ages of 40 and 56. Ernst Poeppel says young and old brains show very little difference. So there's no reason they can't function optimally a whole life long - provided they're kept in shape like muscles. They can even grow new brain cells. The neuro-networks and transmitters, on the other hand, can get a bit rusty with age.
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Rat Brains Linked to Create "Biological Computer"

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Reuters (Feb. 28, 2013) — Duke University neuro-biologist Miguel Nicoleilis says it might one day be possible for animals to communicate and collaborate with each other, using only their thoughts. Dr Nicoleilis has already developed interface technology connecting animal brains with machines, but is now publishing the results of experiments with rats demonstrating the possibilities of so-called brain-to-brain interface technology.
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Exploring Impacts of Social Network

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Xinhua News Agency (Sep. 2, 2012) — As the development of technology continues, social networking is becoming an important part of people's daily lives. But how does social networking impact our lives and how do we influence social networks in return?
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