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A neuron from the brain of young person with autism. A new study finds that young people with autism have excess synapses. Image: Guomei Tang and Mark S. Sonders/CUMC.

Children with Autism found to have excess synapses

      When babies are born their brains surge with tremendously fast growing new synapses, the connections that allow neurons to send and…


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Is consciousness a state of matter?

Can a theoretical physicist investigate consciousness? For decades the few serious academics who tried were fatted to ridicule and marginalization. However, the times are…


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IBM and Cornell Produce New Processor Composed of Artificial Neurons

A team of researchers from Cornell and IBM are calling the new processor TrueNorth and its something special  with Its 5.4 billion transistors include over 4,000…


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We asked a neuroscientist: The future of brain implants: what’s next?

Gary Marcus of NYU discusses the future of  brain implants discusses on Lunch Break. Photo: Getty.   One technology, Deep brain stimulators, has the…


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A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious

Christof Koch has a radical new theory of how networks become conscious. Panpsychism!   http://www.wired.com/2013/11/christof-koch-panpsychism-consciousness/    


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Animals Are Persons Too

This short documentary follows the lawyer Steven Wise’s effort to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.