The origins of microchimerism. It is during pregnancy that cells from the foetus enter the mother's body and may persist for as long as a few decades. [Image Credit: Wikimedia commons]

Mother’s brains have been found to contain cells from their children.

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Crosstalk between two halves of a brain region has shown to be linked to arithmetic ability.

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Sleeping might be less wasteful that you thought. [Image Credit: wikipedia]

How much can our brain take in while we are sleeping? New experiments have shown that our brain can process smells and sounds that are presented during sleep, and remember this information on waking up.

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There is a new game in town – hacking the human brain. Yes, it’s cool and dangerous!

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The thick vessel is an artery in the brain of a mouse. In green is cerebrospinal fluid in a channel along the outside of the artery. [Image Credit: University of Rochester medical Center]

Researchers have discovered a hitherto unknown network of channels in the brain that help carry out excess proteins and solutes from brain tissue. These channels could be manipulated to control the movement of drugs, or harmful substances in disease.

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Having excellent autobiographical memory could be a result of your brain being structured differently. [Image Credit: flickr.com/digitalshotgun]

Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory is different from ordinary good memory, and has been linked to a difference in the structure of the brain.

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