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How music, language shape the brain

Northwestern University professor Nina Kraus shed light on one of the brain’s most complex tasks — making sense of sound — during the recent Falling Walls conference in Berlin. The annual gathering features significant discoveries or “breakthroughs” by 20 of the world’s leading scientists and social leaders across a wide ...

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How the brain controls sleep

Sleep is usually considered an all-or-nothing state: The brain is either entirely awake or entirely asleep. However, MIT neuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that can trigger small regions of the brain to fall asleep or become less alert, while the rest of the brain remains awake. This circuit originates ...

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