science

THE BLUE BRAIN PROJECT

This image shows the three-dimensional configuration of 10,000 simulated neurons that constitute a single neocortical column-an anatomical unit barely wider than the head of a pin. Here we see the Blue Brain’s cortical column in […]

aging

AGING AND BI-LINGUALISM

Adaptation of the brain could also be the reason older bilinguals with Alzheimer’s show fewer signs of cognitive malfunction than those who only speak one language. “The brain is more robust, its abilities and functionality […]

health

TOUCH AND GROW

The skin is our largest organ. Its nerve endings and pressure receptors are tactile pathways, activated through touch, which our brain uses to interpret and explore the world around us. But recent research suggests that […]