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2012-03-19 23:04:18

More than 200 faculty, postdocs and students from Max Planck Florida Institute, Florida Atlantic University, Scripps Florida and other universities attended a neuroscience symposium March 6-7, designed to promote collaboration among neuroscientists in Florida, Germany and Latin America. The symposium was hosted by MPFI and the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 The Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI) and the International Brain Research...

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2008-11-18 09:54:15

Connections between nerve cells remain intact even when temporarily put out of service Thanks to our ability to learn and to remember, we can perform tasks that other living things can not even dream of. However, we are only just beginning to get the gist of what really goes on in the brain when it learns or forgets something. What we do know is that changes in the contacts between nerve cells play an important role. But can these structural changes account for that well-known phenomenon that...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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