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For Neurons to Work as a Team, It Helps to Have a Beat
September 20, 2010
When it comes to conducting complex tasks, it turns out that the brain needs rhythm, according to University of California, Berkeley, researchers. Neuroscientists have found that cortical rhythms, or oscillations, can effectively rally groups of neurons in widely dispersed regions of the brain to engage in coordinated activity, much like a conductor will summon up various sections of an orchestra in a symphony.
University of California, Berkeley
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