General neuroscience news

  • Alexi Choueiri (left) and Mahdi Ramadan, both evacuees from Lebanon, met at MIT 11 years after leaving their homeland on the same boat.

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    Meeting of the minds

    Mahdi Ramadan and Alexi Choueiri’s common experiences as Lebanese evacuees led both to study the human brain as graduate students in McGovern labs.
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    Ask the brain

    Why is it that motor skills can be gained after paralysis but vision cannot recover in similar ways?
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    Ask the Brain

    How does the language area of the brain connect with motor areas so you move your hands when you speak?
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    Fact or Myth?

    Fact or Myth: There are specific periods in childhood after which certain things can no longer be learned.
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    What do snakes have to do with neuroscience?

    In the Chinese calendar, 2013 is the Year of the Snake, and to celebrate we've compiled a list of interesting facts about how snakes have contributed to brain research.