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Researchers using a brain model have recreated the processes that cause the initially smooth brain to get its characteristic folds and wrinkly appearance. The rapid expansion of the brain’s cortex causes it to swell, then crinkle.
The crash of ocean waves and the pitter-patter of rain on shingles — these sounds may lull a person to sleep. Part of the reason for agua's dreamy effects lies in how the brain interprets noises as either threats or non-threats.
Perhaps you could care less, but newly spotted differences in how our brains work could explain why some people are apathetic and lazy. Scientists say motivation could be more about biology than attitude.