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The Changing Brain

As part of Brain Awareness Week, the Institute of Biomedical Research at UNAM organized the event “A walk through the changing brain”. With over 86 million neurons, each connected to five thousand more, and creating close to 430 billion synapses and connections between neurons, the brain is a biochemical machine that provides us with an identity, intelligence and creativity. There is no part of the organism that is not connected in function or structure to the nervous system. However, the human brain still holds many secrets waiting to be revealed. This is why there is an increasing study of the brain through different scientific approaches. Researcher Angelica Zepeda, coordinator of the eve

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