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Brain Surgery Patient Plays Guitar In The Middle Of His Operation

A Brazilian musician of 20 years gave a performance in one of the most unconventional venues — his operating table. While undergoing brain surgery to remove a tumor, Anthony Kulkamp Dias, 33, remained conscious by singing and playing his guitar at Nossa Senhora da Conceição Hospital in Santa Catarina. Dias serenaded surgeons by playing songs, including The Beatles’ hit “Yesterday,” ...

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Brain ‘can classify words during sleep’

The brain is still active while we are asleep, say scientists, who found people were able to classify words during their slumber. Researchers from Cambridge and Paris introduced participants to a word test while awake and found they continued to respond correctly while asleep. The sleeping brain can perform complex tasks, particularly if the task is automated, the study says. ...

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Lack of sleep may shrink your brain

(CNN) — Can a lack of sleep affect the size of your brain? It’s possible, a recent study published in an online issue of Neurology suggests. European researchers looked at 147 adults between the ages of 20 and 84. With two MRI scans, they examined the link between sleep problems like insomnia and the study participants’ brain volume. The first ...

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