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2011-02-14 08:33:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The brain makes mistakes and then corrects them, according to a new study. A research group, led by Dr. Peter Scheiffele at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, was able to document the brain's process of establishing a neuronal network that does not always prove precise or error-free. In the developing brain, countless nerve connections are made, which turn out to be inappropriate, and as a result, must eventually be removed. Using a genetic mouse model, the...

2011-02-09 12:44:45

In the developing brain, countless nerve connections are made which turn out to be inappropriate and as a result must eventually be removed. The process of establishing a neuronal network does not always prove precise or error free. Dr. Peter Scheiffele's research group at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have been able to document this phenomenon using advanced microscopy techniques in the developing cerebellum, a brain area required for fine movement control. Dr. Scheiffele's group...


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