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Hold Up, Maybe Our Brains Actually Can Grow Back Neurons

Hold Up, Maybe Our Brains Actually Can Grow Back Neurons

A new study published this week in Cell Stem Cell is set to further stoke the debate over whether our brain can actually grow back neurons as we age. The research found that people, even into their golden years, are regenerating their stock of neurons right up until the point…

We Finally Know Why Birds Are So Freakishly Smart

We Finally Know Why Birds Are So Freakishly Smart

Birds are capable of extraordinary behavioural feats, from solving complex puzzles to tool making. There may be good reason for that. A new study shows that, pound for pound, birds pack more neurons into their small brains than mammals, including primates.