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Toward a better understanding of the brain

“I was always interested in biology but I felt that it’s important to get a solid training in chemistry and physics,” Feng Zhang says. Photo: Bryce Vickmark Toward a better understanding of the brain Genome-editing pioneer Feng Zhang hopes his ...

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A new glimpse into working memory

Pictured is an artist’s interpretation of neurons firing in sporadic, coordinated bursts. “By having these different bursts coming at different moments in time, you can keep different items in memory separate from one another,” Earl Miller says. Illustration: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT ...

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Birdsong Could Offer Clues to Human Speech Disorders

Zebra finches are well-studied songbirds in neuroscience. Birdsong Could Offer Clues to Human Speech Disorders UA researcher Julie Miller believes birds can help us understand the genetics behind language problems associated with Parkinson’s disease. Speech problems accompany several common neurological ...

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