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Stanford scientists uncover how a fluctuating brain network may make us better thinkers

by Taylor Kubota, Stanford News

Communication between different areas of our brain increases when we are faced with a difficult task. Understanding these fluctuating patterns could reveal why some people learn new tasks more quickly.

For the past 100 years, scientists have understood that different areas of the brain serve unique purposes. Only recently have they realized that the organization isn’t static. Rather than having strictly defined routes of communication between different areas, the level of coordination between different parts of the brain seems to ebb and flow. Continue reading Stanford scientists uncover how a fluctuating brain network may make us better thinkers