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Scientists Build Tiny Human Brains in the Lab

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August 28, 2013
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Using skin cells, researchers were able to develop "neural organoids," mini brains that can be used to study human brain development.


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Neuro-Synchronicity: Brain Networking Among Musicians

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Deutsche Welle (Mar. 24, 2013) 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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Reuters (June 26, 2012) A fitness center for the brain opens in the Finnish capital, offering smells, sounds and light effects for enhanced and instant recreation of overloaded human brains.
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Bringing Extracurricular Activities Into the Classroom

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