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To improve anesthesia, focus on neuroscience and nociception, experts urge

October 4, 2018

To improve anesthesia, focus on neuroscience and nociception, experts urge

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David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

People sometimes mistakenly think of general anesthesia as just a really deep sleep, but in fact, anesthesia is really four brain states — unconsciousness, amnesia, immobility, and suppression of the body’s damage sensing response, or “nociception.” In a new paper in Anesthesia and Analgesia,

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Ideas abound at Quest for Intelligence workshop

October 1, 2018

Ideas abound at Quest for Intelligence workshop

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Brittany Flaherty | School of Science

From symbol classification in the brain to understanding built-in versus learned knowledge in children, the research ideas associated with the MIT Quest for Intelligence are pushing the boundaries of the field. 

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