This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, researchers recording the neural waves of bats observed a synchronization of brain waves among individuals involved in group activities. Through their work the researchers hope to understand how shared experiences and social interactions impact neurological development.
Relatedly, perhaps the most detailed images of the human brain were recently captured by a 100-hour MRI scan. The scan of the post-mortem sample produced results with a resolution of 0.1 millimetres and was made publicly available for use in teaching and research.
Lastly, satellite images have tracked the growing blooms of the seaweed Sargassum across the central-Atlantic ocean. Relatively scarce in the decade prior, the extended belts of this brown algae – associated with nutrient discharge from the Amazon River – are now a consistent annual occurrence and have become a nuisance on the beaches across the Caribbean.
(Image courtesy of Reuters)