Brain Shape Matters: Study Reveals Its Strong Influence on Thoughts and Behavior

Shape Over Connections: New Research Challenges Traditional View of Brain Function
A study published in Nature suggests that the shape of the brain may have a stronger impact on thoughts and behavior than the connections between neurons. Researchers in Australia used MRI scans and brain activity maps to create a computer model that simulates how brain waves are affected by the brain's size and shape. The new model provided a more accurate representation of brain activity than the traditional model based on neuron connectivity. While the study does not discount the importance of neuron communication, it suggests that brain shape plays a more significant role in brain function. The findings may lead to new avenues of research.

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