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Neuroscience getting 'better at the brain'

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Recent advances in neuroscience have given fresh information about debilitating disorders like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, as well as new insights into the neural activity underpinning everything from love and wisdom to bad behaviour.

Tom Feilden reports on what this golden age of brain science is really telling us about humanity.

And neurobiologist Colin Blakemore talks about why the latest discoveries are "absolutely essential".


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