Earthquakes prove to be an unexpected help in interpreting brain activity of very premature babies

25 mayo 2015

Researchers have created a «brainstorm barometer» that allows computers to calculate the brain functions of very premature babies during their first hours of life. The new research method is based on the hypothesis that the brainstorms generated by the billions of neurons inside a baby’s head are governed by the same rules as other massive natural phenomena, such as earthquakes, forest fires or snow avalanches.