Neuroscientists have identified a network of highly linked brain regions that could prove essential in integrating information and facilitating higher-order cognitive tasks.
New technologies have launched the life sciences into the age of big data. Biologists must now make sense of their windfall.
In the complex architecture that ferries fluids in plants and brains, scientists are finding a model of resilience.
Studies show that computer models called "neural networks" behave strikingly similar to actual brains when performing certain tasks, suggesting the two may learn in the same way.