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10 June 2010

Brain cells multitask

Certain types of "multitasking" brain cells (neurons) can correctly identify a wide variety of objects, ranging from cars to cats, a new study finds.

Certain types of "multitasking" brain cells (neurons) can correctly identify a wide variety of objects, ranging from cars to cats, a new study finds.

The findings, published in the journal Neuron, suggest that cognitive demand (the amount of brain power required for a particular task) may influence whether neurons in the prefrontal cortex limit themselves to certain categories or multitask, said the researchers.

 
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