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Smarter brains run on sparsely connected neurons

20:00 EDT 16 May 2018 | AAAS

(Ruhr-University Bochum) The more intelligent a person, the fewer connections there are between the neurons in his cerebral cortex. This is the result of a study conducted by neuroscientists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum; the study was performed using a specific neuroimaging technique that provides insights into the wiring of the brain on a microstructural level. Together with colleagues from Albuquerque and Berlin, the team from Bochum published their report in the journal Nature Communications on May 15, 2018.

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