Posted: 08 Jun 2014 07:18 PM PDT
The rich club is a set of regional hubs in the brain that are densely connected and enable different parts of the brain to communicate efficiently with one another. It is a common feature in all mammal brains.
In a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists from Imperial College London and King’s College London used magnetic resonance imaging to look at how the brain developed in 63 pre-term and full-term babies in the UK.
Posted: 08 Jun 2014 07:01 PM PDT
When a fruit fly detects an approaching predator, the fly can launch itself into the air and soar gracefully to safety in a fraction of a second. But there's not always time for that. Some threats demand a quicker getaway. New research from scientists at Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus reveals how a quick-escape circuit in the fly's brain overrides the fly's slower, more controlled behavior when a threat becomes urgent.
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