Tag: Brain

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Spinning for the win: Repetition helps Olympians stay oriented, even as they complete complex spins and flips

February 7, 2018

Everyone’s brain builds models—typically for ordinary tasks like walking down the street or climbing stairs. But years and years of practicing elaborate, disorienting moves like the triple Salchow or Lutz has forged considerably more complex models in the brains of elite athletes, says Kathleen Cullen, who studies the neural mechanisms that control balance.

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Carey Priebe

Mapping the brain, neuron by neuron

August 10, 2017

Johns Hopkins engineers and an international team of neuroscientists created a complete map of the learning and memory center of the fruit fly larva brain, an early step toward mapping how all animal brains work.

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