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Physics: Scientists Disprove Century
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
For more than 100 years, physicists have relied on a “neuron computational scheme” that assumed the neurons within our brains are individual excitable elements. In a new paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, a team of physicists provide evidence that the traditional scheme has been wrong—each neuron functions as a collection of excitable units, not a single centralized one. The discovery could revolutionize the way we approach treatments for degenerative diseases. read more


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