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Old 10-14-2013, 01:56 PM
 
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Jülich neuroinformatician Dr. Markus Butz have been able to ascribe the formation of new neural networks in the visual cortex to a simple homeostatic rule that is also the basis of many other self-regulating processes in nature. With this explanation, he and his colleague Dr. Arjen van Ooyen from Amsterdam also provide a new theory on the plasticity of the brain -- and a novel approach to understanding learning processes and treating brain injuries and diseases.

New theory of synapse formation in the brain
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