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Posts tagged neurons

July 15, 2019


The Slimy Mental Networks Of Bacteria

The human brain contains about 86 billion nerve cells, or neurons. They signal to one another electrochemically to control our behavior.

September 18, 2017


A dolphin.

Dolphin Versus Octopus

Even when an octopus is technically dead, its arms can still fight.

August 21, 2017


Programmers are trying to mimic parts of the human brain to create better Artificial Intelligence.

Developing Better Artificial Intelligence

The memristor is a machine that mimics the functions of a human brain's synapses.

June 27, 2017


Scientists were somewhat surprised to find that birds in harsh and unpredictable climates had the largest brains.

Surviving Climate Change

What attribute do birds need to live in harsh, unpredictable climates?

May 30, 2017


"These are typical Golgi stained neurons in the epileptic human dentate gyrus."

Brain Efficiency And Intelligence

Scientists are studying the efficiency of the human brain.

November 18, 2016


Scientists have found that parrots and crows can make and use tools, solve problems, and even recognize themselves in mirrors.

Size Does Not Equal Intelligence

It's not just the size of a brain that determines intelligence, it's also the amount of neurons.

May 12, 2016


brain scan

Do Bigger Brains Make Us Smarter?

Does brain size or brain-to-body ratio affect intelligence? Not as much as you'd think.

April 6, 2016


pond slime

Brains and Slime

Brain cells and slime bacteria draw from the same molecular bag of tricks.

March 25, 2016


high kick

Word Up, Brain

Reading action verbs fires up neurons in your motor cortex as if you were actually doing the actions.

January 23, 2015



Hearing and Moving

Sit tight! Movement triggers neurons that dull your hearing.

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