Surprise! Male and female brains are the same

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“Sex differences in the brain are tiny and inconsistent, once individuals’ head size is accounted for,” says new research. If you thought that the brains of men and women are inexorably different, you are wrong. “The truth is that there are no universal brain features that differ between the sexes,” noted Lise Eliot, a neuroscientist at Rosalind Franklin University, in a news release. “The brain is like other organs, such as the heart and kidneys, which are similar enough to be transplanted between women and men quite successfully,” Read Full Story

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Drexel University researchers just blew up everything you believed about creativity and the brain

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For once, we can say “mind-blowing” research without exaggerating. Time to implode one of your sacred cows: Creative excellence is mostly driven by the left brain, not the right brain, according to new research. This flies in the face of all of our popular notions about how right-brain thinkers are free-spirited creatives while left-brain thinkers are steeped in logic and analytics. Read Full Story

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Elon Musk just shared a video of a monkey controlling Pong with his brain

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This is the first time that Musk has shown off brain-chip company Neuralink’s work. For the first time, Elon Musk has shared video footage of his brain-chip technology Neuralink. The implantable chip allows the brain to communicate with computers. In a video released late Thursday, a macaque monkey implanted with Neuralink’s technology appears to play a Pong-style tennis video game without using a controller of any kind. Read Full Story

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