Georgia State Neuroscientists Rewire Brain Of One Species To Have Connectivity Of Another

georgiastateATLANTA, GA– June 14, 2017–  Scientists at Georgia State University have experimented with rewiring the neural circuit of one type of species where it is given the internal connections of another species.

This particular experiment was conducted to test a hypothetical theory regarding the evolution of neural circuits and behavior.

In this study, they examined how the brains of these sea creatures produce swimming behaviors. They found that even though the brains of two species – the giant nudibranch and the hooded nudibranch – had the same neurons, and even though the behaviors were the same, the wiring was different.

Read full story: http://news.gsu.edu/2017/06/01/rewire-the-brain/

 

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