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Monday, July 6, 2015

Brain Capture: When Ideas Happen

Neuroscientists Capture the Moment a Brain Records an Idea

Daniel Culpan | July 2, 2015

Cutting-edge brain imaging technology has offered the first glimpse into how new concepts develop in the human brain.
This image illustrates how the study participants learned about the habitat and the diet of eight animals, such as the cytar (not its real zoological name). The set of habitat brain regions (A-green) and diet (B-red and blue) regions where the new knowledge was stored. (L refers to left hemisphere of the brain.) Image Courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University Source:
The research, carried out at Carnegie Mellon University and published in Human Brain Mapping, involved teaching people a new concept and observing how it was coded in the same areas of the brain through neural representations.

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