News-Medical: Researchers uncover clues on how the brain separates important from unimportant information

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

Neurobiologists from Tübingen and Munich find clues as to how the brain separates the important from the unimportant. The precise interaction of brain waves and nerve cells may be decisive for the amazing ability of our brain to separate important from unimportant information, even when we are flooded with stimuli. Researchers at the University of Tübingen and the Technical University of Munich have been able to show through experiments on Rhesus monkeys that the exact point in time at which certain nerve cells discharge seems to play a key role in separating “the wheat from the chaff” in working memory. (August 9, 2018)

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