Neuroscientists Discover New 'Mini-Neural Computer' in the Brain

Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 13:30 in Biology & Nature

Dendrites, parts of neurons, were once thought to be passive wiring in the brain. But now researchers at the University of North Carolina have shown that dendrites actively process information, multiplying the brain's computing power. Published in the journal Nature, the finding could help researchers better understand neurological disorders.

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