The amazing axon adventure

05 Feb 2016

How does the brain make connections, and how does it maintain them? Cambridge neuroscientists and mathematicians are using a variety of techniques to understand how the brain ‘wires up’, and what it might be able to tell us about degeneration in later life.

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Lifelong learning and the plastic brain

19 Nov 2014

Our brains are plastic. They continually remould neural connections as we learn, experience and adapt. Now researchers are asking if new understanding of these processes can help us train our brains.

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Alice eyes. Researchers found that most children believe that people can only see each other when their eyes meet.

Windows to the self?

29 Oct 2012

Researchers have offered a convincing new theory which explains why children believe that they are invisible when they cover their eyes.

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Waiting area in a hospital in Palapye, Botswana

Lessons from Botswana

17 Oct 2012

Towards the end of their training, student doctors have the chance to spend an elective spell working overseas, often in developing countries. Cambridge University medics, Daniel Jackson and Mohammad Razai spent two months in Botswana working in the eye clinics of government hospitals.

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Confocal image of zebrafish retina

How the brain is made

24 Sep 2012

By combining advanced imaging with powerful genetic labelling techniques, Professor Bill Harris has imaged the entire process of retinal development in four dimensions, providing new insights into the enormous complexity of the nervous system.

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