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Brain Waves Encode Rules for Behavior

November 21, 2012

image of brain waves A new study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University sheds light on how neural ensembles form thoughts and support the flexibility to change one's mind. Full Story

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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