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Tuesday May 03rd, 2016

Order within the noise in the brain

If we examine the activity of our brain as a whole, the first image that comes to our mind is that of a TV screen untuned: a noisy image formed by black and white dots. The question then is how can the brain work in a so orderly way? Researchers led by Jordi García-Ojalvo, head of the Dynamical Systems Biology lab and professor at the University Pompeu Fabra, and Maria V. Sánchez-Vives, ICREA research Professor at IDIBAPS where she heads the Systems Neuroscience research team, study the phenomenon of stochastic coherence in the brain. The study has been published in the journal Nature Physics.

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Friday February 27th, 2009

Principal Cause of Cerebral Atrophy in Multiple Sclerosis Unknown.

Dr. Pablo Villoslada

Until now, it was thought that the lesions or plaques observed in the white matter were the cause of the damage to the brain. New data indicates that these plaques account for only 30% of the atrophy in the grey matter; other unexplained neurodegenerative mechanisms are therefore also implicated. Read the rest of this entry »

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