Where I Go When I’m Asleep

Scientists at the University of Manchester in England have, for the first time, monitored the brain as it slips into unconsciousness. Through new imaging methods they have been watching as the human brain “talks” to itself in an ongoing study. It is hoped that this work will help in understanding stroke victims and others suffering from head injuries.

Earlier this year, scientists were able to question a man thought to be in a vegetative state, using a new technique created by researchers in Cambridge and Belgium.

If scientists could help me understand why I lost half my vocabulary during childbirth, I would greatly appreciate it.

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