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Latest Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for the Biology of Memory Stories

2012-06-04 12:54:50

SEVEN PIONEERING SCIENTISTS have been named this year´s recipients of the Kavli Prizes — prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, and include a cash award of one million dollars in each field. This year´s laureates were selected for making fundamental contributions to our understanding of the outer solar system, the differences in material properties at nano- and larger scales, and how the brain receives and...

2011-11-18 03:05:43

Publication in Cell describes how the brain handles spatial resolution Everybody knows how to zoom in and out on an online map, to get the level of resolution you need to get you where you want to go. Now researchers have discovered a key mechanism that can act like a zoom button in the brain, by controlling the resolution of the brain's internal maps. In this week's edition of Cell, Lisa Giocomo and colleagues at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at NTNU describe how they...

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2010-06-18 08:10:37

Sense of direction is represented in the brains of newborn rats before they have explored their environment, according to new research by scientists at UCL. Published today in the journal Science, the results of a new study reveal that the brain's representations of the sense of place and direction appear extremely early in the animal's development "“ within two weeks of being born - and seemingly independently of any experience of the world. The directional signal, which allows the...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'