Stanford Scientists Develop Fluctuating Brain Network To Help Us Handle Complex Tasks

Posted: Oct 3 2016, 5:40am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


Stanford Scientists Develop Fluctuating Brain Network to Help Us Handle Complex Tasks
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  • The Human Brain manages its Handling of Complex Tasks in a Smooth Manner

It so happens to be the case that the human brain manages its handling of complex tasks in a pretty smooth manner.

The brain is a dynamic organ and in no way can it be called static in its functions. What we call mind is a highly complex and infinitely integrated mechanism that may actually be metaphysical in nature.

The Fluctuating networks of the human brain, developed by Stanford scientists, tend to go up and down in accordance with the complexity of the task at hand.

Therefore the brain can upgrade its activity levels at the neuronal level to match the greatest of tasks. However, in the resting state, the brain is relatively placid and composed in its behavior.

Furthermore, the more links between neurons and regions of the brain, the better the performance. This was seen in a test of memory that was administered to a bunch of people.

Those who had the most well-integrated brains tended to be the fastest and most adept at the task. A few rare techniques were employed to discover the complexity of the human brain.

Open source brain information was collected from the Human Connectome Project. This was done so as to see how the brain facilitates activity. Also MRI scans were employed to gather further data concerning the human brain.

Networking was obvious once it was seen that the regions in the brain which were active had greater blood flow in them. Also pupil size was a dead giveaway regarding what was going on in the brain.

The widening of the pupils indicates that the brain is concentrating on a more complex task. This, by the way, is just the beginning. Scientists are looking forward to testing as regards attention spans, memory banks as well as other cognitive concerns.

Ultimately, all this research will not be in vain. Such degenerative diseases as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s will be a thing of the past thanks to this valuable research.

The one thing which stands out is that it is not just what you know that matters but how you know it and how your brain processes and stores it.

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