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The human brain’s language areas have distinct connections

When compared to chimp brains, our brain’s pattern of connections between language areas has expanded more than previously thought. Neuroscientists now understand how our brain evolved into a language-ready brain. For years, researchers have been intrigued by what in the brain could have enabled this extraordinary ability. However, until now, their focus has been primarily […]

Scientists have found promising new avenues for detecting and treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD)

The research, published June 2 in Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology, was co-led by the UCSF School of Pharmacy’s Michelle Arkin, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Lea T. Grinberg, MD, Ph.D., a faculty member in the School of Medicine. For decades, scientists have struggled to understand Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form […]

According to a study, relationships work best when two people are equally desirable

In order to research the behaviour of the Himba, a group of semi-nomadic agro-pastoralists, Sean Prall, an assistant professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Science, travelled to northwest Namibia in southern Africa. The research was published in Science Advances. Prall discovered that not only are individuals who have similar attractiveness more likely […]

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