Mapping the human brain: interview with Emma Robinson

Mapping the human brain: interview with Emma Robinson

A team lead by American neuroanatomists M. Glasser and David C. Van Essen published a paper on Nature on the 20th of July this year detailing their latest exploits in mapping 180 areas of the brain. The map will largely improve precision for studies of the structure and task locations of the brain,...

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Can we delay Alzheimer’s disease?

At the age of 60, only about 5% of adults suffer from dementia, but by the age of 80, the proportion rises to a worrying 20%. Most cases of dementia are due to Alzheimer’s disease. The symptoms are general memory loss followed by progressive irreversible loss of intellectual function. Unfortunately,...

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