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Brain regions stimulated by Mozart’s and Bach music

Listening to Mozart’s music has been shown to stimulate a number of different regions of the brain. These include: In particular, listening to Mozart’s music has been shown to increase activity in the prefrontal cortex. This is the part of the brain that is responsible for executive functions, such as attention, planning, and decision-making. Increased… Leer más »


“ The enemy of memory isn’t time; it’s other memories. Each new event needs to establish new relationships among a finite number of neurons” Excerpt FromBrain : The Story of You Eagleman, David

Omega sign

“Albert Einstein’s brain did not reveal the secret of his genius. But it did show that the brain area devoted to his left fingers had expanded – forming a giant fold in his cortex called the Omega sign, shaped like the Greek symbol – all thanks to his less commonly known passion for playing the… Leer más »

Who am I?

“Our thoughts and our dreams, our memories and experiences all arise from this strange neural material. Who we are is found within its intricate firing patterns of electrochemical pulses. When that activity stops, so do you. ” Excerpt FromBrain : The Story of You Eagleman, David

How the brain stores information

The brain stores information by changing the connections between neurons. These connections are called synapses, and they are the basic unit of memory in the brain. When a neuron fires an action potential, it releases neurotransmitters into the synapse. These neurotransmitters bind to receptors on the dendrites of another neuron, which causes the second neuron… Leer más »