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Archaeology powered by communities: new crowd-funding platform
UCL Institute of Archaeology and the British Museum are
asking for public help in conducting, designing and funding research about
archaeology, history and heritage.
Myelin vital for learning new practical skills
New evidence of myelin’s essential role in learning and retaining new practical skills, such as playing a musical instrument, has been uncovered by UCL research. Myelin is a fatty substance that insulates the brain's wiring and is a major constituent of ‘white matter’. It is produced by the brain and spinal cord into early adulthood as it is needed for many developmental processes, and although earlier studies of human white matter hinted at its involvement in skill learning, this is the first time it has been confirmed experimentally. More...
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